Representing the State of Maine and the college, York County Community College (YCCC) student Nicholas Fallon recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition held in Louisville, Kentucky in June 2018. Nicholas received gold in the State of Maine SkillsUSA Competition in March of 2018 which earned him the opportunity to compete at the national level.
Nicholas Fallon, of North Berwick, Maine is a student in the Precision Machining Technology program at YCCC and placed 3rd in the nation for Technical Drafting. His competition consisted of a written exam as well as converting a 3-ton jack stand into a 6-ton jack stand using Solid Works in 8 hours. Fallon received 7th in the nation last year at the high school level and was so excited to have placed 3rd in the Nation at the college level.
“When I heard my name being called at closing ceremonies I almost passed out I was shaking with excitement. I’m so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to compete in my passion. My classes at YCCC prepared me for my competition and I’m forever grateful for those who help me to get where I am today.”
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The non-profit organization serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually with 54 state and territorial associations, where students compete against other students in their trade at local, state, and national levels. This was the third year that YCCC’s SkillsUSA Chapter has sent students to National Competition and the trip was partially funded by the YCCC Student Senate.
York County Community College, established in 1994, is one of seven community colleges in the Maine Community College System. The college annually enrolls nearly 3,000 students in certificate and associate degree programs, continuing education, career & professional development and business training.