Nine Riverside City College students qualified for the 49th Annual State SkillsUSA Competition in March.
SkillsUSA is the largest demonstration career annual competition in the nation. Over 300,000 high school and college-level students participate in the regional, state and national competitions each year.
Last weekend’s regional competition, which was held at San Bernardino Valley College, Universal Technical Institute and Riverside City College, saw it largest contingent of Career Technical Education (CTE) competitors.
“The CTE faculty are proud to have a number of students from disciplines such as Auto Technology, Photography and Graphic Communications representing RCC in this year's competition,” Patrick Scullin, associate professor, Applied Digital Media, said. “These students put in a lot of work practicing and training for their events. We are pleased that so many of our students are eligible to compete at the state level this spring in San Diego.”
In addition to competing in a variety of technical fields, students also get to network and practice job application skills by completing a resume and participating in job interviews with industry representatives.
Below is a list of students, who medaled at the regional competition and advances to the state competition:
Gold - Cassandra Caldwell (State Eligible)
Gold - Mason Rosenquist & Ariel Cornejo (State Eligible)
Graphics Imaging Sublimation:
Gold - Megan Moore (State Eligible)
Gold - Emily Riddell (State Eligible)
Silver - Roza Keshvari (State Eligible)
Bronze - Tiffany Vang
Gold - Kristina LoVerso (State Eligible)
Silver - Daniel Gonzalez (State Eligible)
Auto Service Technology:
Gold - Martin Alvarez (State Eligible)
Silver - Jesse Hernandez