SkillsUSA is a student-based organization at OAOC that enables students to develop leadership skills, encourage group interaction to gain self-awareness and confidence. Students develop abilities through participation in education, vocational, civic, recreational and social activities. Students learn a deep respect for dignity of work, purposeful life, enthusiasm for learning, promotion of high standards, develop patriotism and create a sincere interest in esteem for trade, industrial, technical and technology in occupations. The students in the career and technology classes compete in their skill area at Delhi College for the Area II Competition. Students must finish in the top 3 positions to compete at the NYS competition held in Syracuse. Winners at the state level compete at the National level held in Kansas City, Missouri.

On Thursday February 9, 2006, students from OAOC Career Tech. programs competed in the SkillsUSA regional competition held at Delhi College. Bryan Bordinger, a Senior at Oneonta High School, placed 2nd in the Welding competition. Victoria Soto, a Junior at Morris Central School, placed 1st in the Food and Beverage Service competition. Both students will move on to the NYS competition held in Syracuse in April.

Victoria Soto - 1st Place Food and Beverage
Bryan Bordinger, 2nd Place Welding