Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tri-County Electrical Students Go For Gold In Wiring Competitions at District SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure that America has a skilled workforce. They provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms. “SkillsUSA is an investment in student success and its impact on student learning will be felt over the coming years,” said Tri-County electrical instructor, Robert Sprague.

1st Competition: Industrial Motor Control

The contestant is required to install electrical wiring and other devices used in an industrial setting as well as design and troubleshoot electrical diagrams using the proper testing instrument. 

  • Gold - Jack Whittlesy, Sherborn
  • Silver - Ryan Nawn, Franklin
  • Bronze - Sean O’Reilly, Bellingham

2nd Competition: Residential Wiring

Contestants in residential wiring are tested on their ability to install wiring in a residence, working from drawings and specification sheets. 

  • Gold - Alex Majewski, North Attleborough
  • Silver - Alan Zheng, North Attleborough

SkillsUSA State Competition 

Students who earned gold and silver medals in the district competition now qualify for the state SkillsUSA competition, which will be held April 29th - May 1st. “This is the industry that I am in and I can tell you that there is a great demand in this field,” said Tri-County Advisory Committee Chairman, John Rainone. “Tri-County students will continue to ‘work hard because today counts,’ just as our school motto states,” commented Tri-County electrical instructor, Francis McKeown. 

Back Row: Sean O'Reilly  Jack Whittlesy  Alex Majewski  Front Row: Ryan Nawn  Alan Zheng

Back Row: Sean O'Reilly, Jack Whittlesy. Alex Majewski - Front Row: Ryan Nawn,  Alan Zheng

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