SkillsUSA 2018 State Competitions
May 29, 2018 – The SkillsUSA State Competition was held at Atlanta Technical College on March 22 through March 24, 2018.
SkillsUSA is a national membership association that provides opportunities for students to learn and practice various personal, technical, and workplace skills. At Southeastern Technical College (STC) these skills are a primary aspect of education and advancement. Here, students are encouraged to refine and perfect their skills through instruction and application.
SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a model of employer-driven youth development program; training students for industry-standard jobs and entry-level positions. Not only does SkillsUSA offer education programs but it also provides support through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and student involvement to better education programs across the nation.
This year, STC had several students whose work had displayed such expertise in their field that they were able to represent the college at the State Competition in Atlanta. Jace Lairsey, Katie Seabolt, Tabitha Hooks, Brenda Herrera, Michael Harden, John Cross, Mirran Brown, Latrelle Mercer, Michaela Rigby, Susan Wilkerson, and Yachi Garrett represented STC at this competition.
Jace Lairsey from Lyons, won first place for his outstanding work in Electronics. Katie Seabolt from Helena and Tabitha Hooks from Hazlehurst won first place for their exceptional skills in Esthetics. Brenda Herrera from Hazlehurst won third place for her excellent work in Cosmetology.
Jace, Katie, and Tabitha will be heading to Louisville, KY on June 25-30, 2018 to compete at the SkillsUSA National Conference and Competition. Here, their skills will be put to the test as they compete with more than 6,000 exemplary students from across the nation.
Tina Jernigan, Tony Criswell, David Standard, Chip Greene, Althea Telfair, Cleo Hansley, Kay Wilson, Travis Akridge, Peggy Braswell, Maxine Garnto, and Linda Hairr worked as advisors and mentors for these students as they polished their skills in preparation for this competition. These advisors are looking forward to seeing their students succeed at the national level.
SkillsUSA works to empower students and educators to become world-class leaders. As these students prepare themselves for the National Conference, they also prepare for their future as exemplary workers with outstanding skill and determination.
Tabitha Hooks (Left) and Katie Seabolt (Right) attending the SkillsUSA State Competition on March 22-24, 2018.