SKILLSUSA

NCCER is proud to support SkillsUSA at their National Leadership and Skills Conference. For the 10th year consecutive year, NCCER is sponsoring the the SkillsUSA Carpentry Competition, and for the seventh consecutive year, NCCER is sponsoring the SkillsUSA Masonry Competition.

These competitions showcase the career options within the construction industry, as well as highlight the opportunities available in today's career and technical education programs. Through events like these, valuable connections are built between construction industry employers and top, emerging craft professionals.


Inside the Carpentry CompetitionLogoCarpentry-Badge

Contestants are judged on accuracy, ability to read and interpret blueprints, workmanship and the proper use of tools and materials. The contests are planned by technical committees made up of industry representatives to test the skills needed for successful entry-level performance as a carpenter.

Winners of the carpentry competition are decided based on the combined results of a written exam and evaluation of the competition project by a panel of journey-level judges. Due to their tremendous importance, safety practices and procedures are also judged as a component of each contestant’s overall score.

NCCER is proud to congratulate the 2019 winners from the carpentry contest, which included secondary and postsecondary competitors. The carpentry high school medalists were Jacob Stage of Bedford, Virginia (gold); Zachery Lagasse of Lincoln, Nebraska (silver); and Logan Bloom of Alexandria, Minnesota (bronze). Carpentry postsecondary medalists were Bret Gleason of Omaha, Nebraska (gold); Cody G. Scheffe of Waco, Texas (silver); and Mitchell A. Davis of Wellsville, New York (bronze).


Inside the Masonry CompetitionLogoMasonry-Badge

Contestants receive detailed drawings to which they are expected to closely adhere to while building their projects. The contests are planned by technical committees made up of industry representatives to test the skills needed for successful entry-level performance as a mason.

Winners of the masonry competition are decided based on the combined results of a written exam and evaluation of the competition project by a panel of journey-level judges. Due to their tremendous importance, safety practices and procedures are also judged as a component of each contestant’s overall score.

NCCER also congratulates the 2019 masonry high school medalists, who were Grant Helms of Mount Ulla, North Carolina (gold); Jose Jaquez-Valles of Newark, Delaware (silver); and Dylan Cates of Stillwater, Oklahoma (bronze). 2019's Masonry postsecondary medalists were Ashton White of Salisbury, North Carolina (gold); Khalif Collier, Sr. of Albany, Georgia (silver); and Jesus Ruiz of Phoenix, Arizona (bronze). Ashton made history this year as the first woman to take home the gold in sequential years.