FCPS Career and Technology Center Places in Top 10

CTC Places in Top 10

Left to right, Front row: Chloe Wood, Haden Pulido, Marco Jih-Vieira, Ariel Araya Madrigal, Paul Ireland, Robert (Cole) Walker, Brody Watson, and Mishani De Silva. Back row: Caden Keyser, Connor Sloan, Michael Umana, Erick Mendez, Makayla Schermer, Sabrina Farrell, Bradley Keriakos, Samuel Harriger. Not Pictured: Jeremiah Manahan.

Ten students from the Frederick County Public Schools Career and Technology Center (CTC) recently placed in the top ten at the 59th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships in Atlanta.

These dedicated students competed against more than 6,000 of their peers from across the nation. The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events, showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation.

The team of Caden Keyser and Haden Pulido, CTC students in the CAD Engineering program, placed fifth in the Additive Manufacturing competition. Chloe Wood, from the CISCO Academy program, placed seventh in the Information Technology Services competition. Samuel Harriger, from the HVAC-Plumbing program, placed seventh in the Plumbing competition. Marco Jih-Vieira, from the CAD Engineering program, placed seventh in the Related Technical Math competition. The team of Mishani De Silva, Sabrina Farrell, Bradley Keriakos, and Brody Watson, CTC students in the CAD Engineering and Architectural programs, placed eighth in the Entrepreneurship contest. Makayla Schermer from the AOHP Medical Assisting program, placed tenth nationwide in the Basic Health Care contest.

Also recognized for outstanding achievement and representing the state of Maryland were the team of Araya Madrigal and Erick Mendez for Web Design & Development, Michael Umana for Technical Drafting, Jeremiah Manahan for Automotive Service Technology, Paul Ireland for Carpentry, Robert (Cole) Walker for Collision Repair Technology, and Connor Sloan for serving as a National Delegate.

SkillsUSA offers local, state and national opportunities for students to learn and practice personal, workplace and technical skills. These three components comprise the SkillsUSA Framework, a blueprint for career readiness.