Skills USA Team
Welcome to SkillsUSA, Pittsburg High School Chapter!
The PHS SkillsUSA Club's mission is to facilitate participation of interested students to SkillsUSA contests.
Club Officers:President: Hennry GarciaVice-President: Jamie HakeTreasurer: Pamela PatinoAdvisor:Mr. Romeo Simionas: Web Design & Development teacherWe meet every Thursday at lunch in room F212From the www.SkillsUSA.org website:
“SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”We participated in the SkillsUSA regional contest for the first time in January 2012, in Hayward and Salinas. The contests we joined were Web Design, Architectural Drafting, Medical Terminology and Auto. Our students won the Web Design contest and qualified for the San Diego State competition.We repeated the same performance in 2013 and went to San Diego for the second time, with three Web Design teams and one Architectural Drafting contestant.The experience and knowledge our students gained during preparations and contests were tremendous. Our students were exposed to very high standards from outside competitors and during the last two years we made huge progress, especially in Web Design, all due to the SkillsUSA competitions. We went so far with our desire to excel that we organized a trip to Apple Valley High School in Southern California (400 miles drive), to meet the winners in the State Web Design contest at their "home". They shared with us the "secrets" of their success and we raised our standards this year even more. Now our last year's contestants are very excited about going back to compete at state level again and win this time. However, whether they win or not, these students stand out by the huge experience they gain during preparation and competitions.To be able to participate in these great competitions we need financial help. Besides the fundraising activities we organize at PHS, we also ask for help from generous donors. If interested in helping our talented students, or if there are questions about our club, please contact the club advisor, Mr. Simionas by email at email@example.com, or by telephone at 510-364-4503.For more information about SkillsUSA contests at National and State level, please visit: