Hannah Aiken, student at O/N BOCES, honored at SkillsUSA Championships

Staff Reports Posted 1 July 2022 at 6:37 am

ATLANTA, GA. – Hannah Aiken of Middleport and a student at Orleans Career & Technical Educational Center has been awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Health Occupations Professional Portfolio.

This is one of the highest awards at the 2022 SkillsUSA Championships, which were held in Atlanta on June 22-23. More than 5,200 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education.

The SkillsUSA Championships event is held annually for students in middle school, high school or college/postsecondary programs as part of the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference. The national, nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry is a verified talent pipeline for America’s skilled workforce that is working to help solve the skills gap.

Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 108 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.

Industry leaders from 650 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers.

The Skill Point Certificate represents demonstrated workplace readiness in the student’s occupational specialty. Students can add the certificate to an employment portfolio. Skill Point Certificates were awarded to all national contestants who met a threshold contest score for their event as an indicator of proficiency.