Connectivity Point was proud to sponsor the SkillsUSA New Hampshire Contest, held March 13–20, 2015 in Portsmouth, N.H. CPDI hosted the Telecommunications Cabling portion of the event. Partnering with Chatsworth and CommScope, CPDI donates product and funds which support competition materials and help to pay the winner’s travel expenses for the national competition.
Roy Chamberlain, Regional Manager for NH/MA at Connectivity Point, has been instrumental in the event. This year he was joined by CPDI skill judges Jim Keddy, Daric Hunter, Rex Stevenson, Lou Rita and Mell Hamlyn. 6 students from 2 area schools participated in 6 events related to telecommunications cabling. This year’s winner was Hunter Morris, who is now qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA National Conference to be held in June in Louisville, Kentucky.
When asked what they think will prevent growth in the future, companies used to blame the uncertain economy. No longer. In a recent survey, 53 percent of Granite State manufacturers said it was the “lack of a skilled work force”. Connectivity Point believes in the value of the technical trades for steady, well-paying jobs for young people. That is why we support Skills NH. In fact, one of the participants in last year’s program was hired by Connectivity Point immediately after graduation.
Connectivity Point is pleased to be involved in this worthwhile event and to partner with students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA is a national organization whose mission is to prepare high school and college students for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. SkillsUSA includes local, state and national competitions in which students sign up to demonstrate occupational and leadership skills, and vocational schools have an opportunity to showcase their programs. FMI: skillsusa.org.