Photo: Front row: Riley Sluzenski, Sydney Farrar, Alyssa Rocha, Kayli Doten, Katie Cavanaugh, James Beal. Back row: Creston Shoaf-Smith, Isaac Curtis, John Moholland, William Cooke.

The SkillsUSA team from the St. Croix Regional Technical Center in Calais competed in the Maine State SkillsUSA Championships on March 3 in Bangor.  SkillsUSA helps to develop the next generation of leaders in the workforce.  All students attending St. Croix in one of its nine career programs are eligible to participate.  

The St. Croix Regional Technical Center serves high school students from Calais, Woodland, and Shead high schools.  Students learn real world skills that prepare them for career and college.  All programs at the St. Croix Tech Center lead to state or national certifications.  Some of these include AWS Welding certification, CNA license, and ServSafe from the National Restaurant Association.  For more information please visit

Competition details:

Riley Sluzenski- Related Technical Math, Silver Medal

Sydney Farrar- observer and videographer

Alyssa Rocha- Health Occupations Professional Portfolio, Bronze Medal

Kayli Doten- Nurse Assisting, 4th place

Katie Cavanaugh- CPR/First Aid, 5th place

Creston Shoaf-Smith- Carpentry, Bronze Medal

Isaac Curtis- Job Skill Demonstration

John Moholland- Power Equipment Technology

William Cooke- Automotive Service Technology, Silver Medal

Riley also served as a Maine State SkillsUSA officer for two years.