BCTC Students Win Medals at SkillsUSA Competition



Berks Career and Technology Center students received two 1st places and one 2nd in the SkillsUSA competition in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.


SkillsUSA is a competition program created to encourage leadership capabilities to complement the skills that students learn in technology education or on work sites.


Boyertown’s students, advised by Mr. Chris Nappi, won multiple awards at the competition:


• Juniors Jason Carlile and Kyler DeAgostino took first place in the Teamworks category.


Carlile and DeAgostino were on a team of four students required to build a construction project using carpentry, electrical, plumbing and masonry skills over three days and demonstrating their ability to work together as a Team.


The team was given a blue print and special instructions at the pre-competition orientation. The team also wrote a project completion “action plan”.


Judging was based on the Team’s presentation skills, ability to construct the project per “competition specified” building codes, jobsite safety and cleanliness, organized and correct ordering of materials from the competition material depot, proper use and accountability of tools and equipment and the rate of completion of the project for the Team.


The Teamworks team will advance to Nationals June 23-27, 2014. The competition will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.


• Mitchell Warriner, also a junior, received second place in Cabinetmaking.


DSC03136 DSC03134 DSC03149Kyler DeAgostino, Jason Carlile and team members competing in the SkillsUSA Competition at the Lebanon Expo in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.