Congratulations to Derek Lewis for receiving the only Mike Rowe travel scholarship in the state of Alaska. 

Some highlights from the days at Skills USA Nationals 2016

Crime Scene Investigation

Welding

Cabinetmaking

Pin Design

Culinary Arts

Technical Drafting

Job Skill Demonstration Open

Electrical Construction Wiring

Commercial Baking 

Digital Cinema Production 

Photography

Crime Scene Investigation

Voting Delegate and Leverage Training

Automotive Service Technology

Criminal Justice

Crime Scene Investigation

Job Interview

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Architectural Drafting

Digital Cinema Production 

If you would like to look over the 2016 NSLC program prior to attending the conference, you can either look on the Skills USA website under the events and training tab there is a national leadership and Skills Conference. There is also a PDF attachment below.   

7

34

14

12

1     Gold

11

9

36

5

21

7

11

14

21

31

10

22

31

15

15

9

15

18

7

1    Gold

At opening ceremony, the WorldSkills USA team was introduced. Part of the team is Jorydn Baker, the winner of the 2016 Commercial Baking competition. Jordan graduated from King Career Center in Anchorage, Alaska before competing in Skills USA. Her advisor who helped her reach this point, is Kellie Puff who has been bringing students to nationals for five years. Jordyn is now attending the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena California. On October 14, 2017, the WorldSkills team will be heading to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to compete to become one of the top in the world. Wish Jordyn and the rest of the WorldSkills USA team luck for this amazing opportunity. Jordyn meet up with some of the Alaska delegates to catch up and give some advice to this years Commercial Baking contestant. 

Mike Rowe Scholarship Lunch-in

National Skills USA has officially started! There are 36 students from around the state that have worked hard to get to this point. Wish them luck as they get ready to compete this Thursday. There are lots of events planed for your week in Louisville, KY including the opening ceremony on Tuesday night, a night of fun at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park and Hurricane Bay water park, and much more. Mike Rowe, known for his work on Somebodies Gotta Do It and Dirty Jobs, will also make an appearance at the convention center and give a presentation at either the opening or closing ceremony. For a more detailed schedule, refer to the NSLC 2017 Program

With opening ceremony behind us, everyone is getting into their competition mode and preparing for Thursday. 

This Years Contestants

National Skills USA has officially ended. Alaska received gold medals in both firefighting and commercial baking. The last time that anyone from Alaska earned a gold medal was a very long time ago. And this year we received two. Some of the compotitions were scored in the littlest things because so many people got right around the same score. This means that the difference in points between first and last place, could be just a few points. Below are the placements and percentages of all Alaska Skills students.

If you would like to see more pictures find us on Facebook as Alaska Skills USA or click HERE.

The following students  have received the Mike Rowe travel  scholarship and were invited to a lunch-in to congratulate them: Keegan Chapin, Stephan Gergilevich, Austin Gilland, Ashley Jones, and Serena Nguyen.

2017 Natioanls Conference 

Name                                         Contest                                                                    School                                                             Place                         Percentage

Allison, Kelsey  

Anger, Mecall  

Armstrong, Tallon

Arnes, Amelia  

Baker, Jordyn

Barbin, Thomas

Bernardy, John  

Chapin, Keegan 

DeArmond, Andrew

Enriquez, Daerique

Filewwellin, Naomy

Flotre, Gunnar

Gergilevich, Stephen

Gilland, Austin

Hatcher, Rebeka

Holzinger, Lawren

Johnson, Donovan

Jones, Ashley

Lewis, Michael

Morse, Brynn

Nquyen, Serena

Palmer, Zoey

Richardson, Rachel

Walters, Savannah

Wolcott, John


Mike Rowe Scholarship lunch-in

World Skills

2016 Nationals Conference

Silver

9

33

14

14

14

9

27

31

22

31

Silver

8

Silver

35

37

12

Silver

9

33

14

14

14

9

27

31

22

31

Silver

8

Silver

35

37

12

Crime Scene Investigation

Aviation Maintenance Tech.

Electrical Construction Wiring

Television Video Production

Television Video Production

Welding 

Technical Drafting 

Diesel Equipment Tech.

Power Equipment Tech.

Automotive Service Tech. 

Criminal Justice

Crime Scene Investigation

Commercial Baking 

Crime Scene Investigation 

Photography

Carpentry

Prepared Speech

The 2018 National conference will be held June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky

About the National Level

The SkillsUSA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.

Nationals is a multi-million dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2014, there were nearly 6,000 contestants in 98 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible.

The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.


In addition to competing, you have the opportunity to go sight-seeing and have fun. Skills USA provides you with tickets to attend different places in the city. For example, zoo and theme park tickets. 

Thank you to the following advisors, admin and parents for attending the 2017 National conference in Louisville, Kentucky.


Mackenzie Banbury, Teena Calkin, James  Elam, Jeremy Hinshaw, Jack Nurmi, Kellie Puff, Dan Retzinger, David Young, Neil Hecht, James Bell, Kayla Berg, Beverly Bohac, Tony Jensen, and Abby Jensen.

Name                                Contest                                                               School                                                    Place


Avery, Shaiana          

Bernardy, John          

Bolton, Preston        

Cloyd, James              

Daniels, Emma          

Dillow, Benjamin     

German, Emma         

Henkel, Tyrel              

Jenkins, Jana             

Maggard, Denali       

McKoy, Catherine   

McLean, Isabella      

Morton, Leah             

Ralston, Alyssa        

Sherbahn, James     

Wright, Peyton         

Lewis, Michael           

2015 National Contest placements

Champions at Work:

Connecting You to Career Success

Program for 2016 conference

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

Hutchison High 

Hutchison High 

Colony High 

Colony High 

UAA 

Colony High 

Hutchison High 

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

King Career center

Soldotna High 

Opening Ceremony

Name                                                Contest                                                                         School    

Ah Ching, Queen

Bass, Tim

Bohac, Tim

Bundick-Kelly, Brianna

Cronquist, Matthew

DeArmond, Andrew

Farrar, Trevor

Genao, Marcos

Holzinger, Lauren

Johnson, Michael

Lamont-Elison, Elijah

Lecours, Robert

Lewis, Derek

McAnally, Joseph

Odsather, Ryan

Perino, Edyn

Robang, Jocella

Sewell, Joseph

Shia, Kiea

Tester, Ryan



King Career Center 
Colony High School

Kodiak High School

King Career Center 
King Career Center 
Wasilla High School

King Career Center 

King Career Center 
King Career Center 
King Career Center 
King Career Center 
King Career Center 

Soldotna High School

Wasilla High School
King Career Center 
King Career Center 
Kodiak High School

King Career Center 
Kodiak High School

King Career Center 

2016 National Contest Placements

Preparing for leadership in the world of work

80.73 %

52.80 %

85.75 %

51.00 %

88.70 %

77.30 %

60.77 %

54.60 %

86.00 %

66.68 %

80.73 %

78.50 %

57.85 %

66.80 %

79.68 %

83.55 %

79.00 %

68.90 %

81.47 %

79.63 %

78.83 %

79.63 %

74.83 %

80.73 %

97.05 %

Crime Scene Investigation

Carpentry

Job Skill Demo Open

Action Skills

Commercial Baking

Technical Drafting

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Automotive Service Technology

Related Technical Math

Photography

Crime Scene Investigation

Criminal Justice

Welding

Architectural Drafting

Cosmetology

State Pin Design

Electricall Construction Wiring

Restraunt Service

Prepared Speech

Digital Cinema Production

Culinary

Digital Cinema Production

Extemporaneous Speaking

Crime Scene Investigation

Firefighting

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

Wasilla High School

King Career Center

Hutchison High School

Wasilla High School

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

Colony High School

Colony High School

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

Soldotna High School

Soldotna High School

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center

King Career Center