The graphic arts/printing technology program at Central Maine Community College (CMCC) recently hosted the state-level “Skills/USA Graphic Communication and Screen Printing Competition” for 2009. High school and post secondary participants from across the state competed in multiple skill areas. State finalists will advance to the national competition to be held this summer. Pictured left to right are participants Alexander Colon, Capital Area Technical Center, Victoria Rogers, Oxford Hills Technical Center, Jackie Bouchard, Capital Area Technical Center, Thomas Boudreau, Sanford Regional Technical Center, Michael Doughty, SMCC and Ashley Drisko, Sanford Regional Technical Center. Judges for the competition were Donna Dancause, Terry Brann, and John Wilson from CMCC; Richard Cormier, OHTC; Paul Salois, CATC; and Jamie McClean, FedEx Kinko’s. The College, which offers the only associate degree program in graphic arts/printing technology in the state, has hosted this competition for a number of years. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.