On March 3, 2020, students from the Wayne Technical and Career Center (WTCC) in Williamson participated in the SkillsUSA Regional Competition held at Alfred State College. Triana Burgos-Farnan, Penn Yan won first place in Animal Careers and Connor McVey, Williamson won first place in Technical Drafting.
Triana Burgos-Farnan took a written knowledge test assessing general knowledge of basic animal care skills. Triana was required to know medical terminology and abbreviations.
The second portion of the contest was a series of workstations in which Triana had to demonstrate her knowledge of animal breeds, body language, health care skills. Triana was also tested on her ability to apply various restraints. Triana was required to identify the following: dog breeds; livestock breeds; external and internal structures of the heart; syringe and needles; parasite ova from a microscope slide; abnormal TPR values; external parasites, large and small animal; directional terminology and body planes; bones in a dog and pig skeleton; and surgical instrument in a spay pack.
Connor McVey took a written knowledge test assessing technical drafting general knowledge. The contest assessed Connor’s ability to create 3-D models and extract properly scaled 2-D view from those models for placement and annotation on standard inch or metric sized drawing sheets. To create 3D computer models of mechanical parts, Connor used sketches, solids and Boolean operations of union, subtraction and intersection to build a model geometry. Connor also used mass properties commands to determine part weight, mass, center-of gravity.
This year’s NYS SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Championships will be held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, April 22-24th.