Good luck to Burdikoff & Venditti at SkillsUSA Competition April 28

Dozens of area students to compete April 28 at state SkillsUSA competition

More than three dozen students from area high schools will represent Capital Region BOCES in the New York State SkillsUSA competition April 28 in Syracuse.

Good luck to BH-BL High School students Emily Burdikoff and Tessa Venditti who in the Digital Media Design Program through Capital Region BOCES and are entering the Banner Competition.

SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school and students. The organization promotes personal and professional growth and offers students the opportunity to compete at the local, regional, state and national levels. The organization also promotes giving back to the community, which locally results in collections each year for food pantries and city missions.

Additionally, congratulations to Emily Burdikoff for earning a certification as an Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop thanks to their studies in the Digital Media program.

“Adobe certification signifies an expertise that colleges often award credits for and is used on resumes to get jobs,” said teacher Barb Gorbaty.

To earn the Adobe certification a person must demonstrate professional-level skills and expertise.

“Students are expected to complete this technical assessment for the certification by the end of the two-year program. By achieving this milestone before they end of their first year, these students give themselves the opportunity to work towards multiple certifications over their remaining time in the program,” Gorbaty adds.