SkillsUSA State Competitions 2019
April 12, 2019 - Southeastern Technical College (STC) had several students whose work displayed such expertise in their field that they were able to represent the college at the SkillsUSA State Competition held at Atlanta Technical College March 21-23, 2019.
SkillsUSA is a national membership association that provides opportunities for students to learn and practice various personal, technical, and workplace skills. At 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 for employer-driven youth development programs; 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. The organization works to empower students and educators to become world-class leaders.
Christen Campbell from Hazlehurst won a silver medal for second place in the Cosmetology competition. Ariel Gillis from Adrian won a silver medal for second place in the Nail Care competition. Her model was Briana Jones. Quantiana Royal from Swainsboro won a silver medal for second place in the Early Childhood Education competition. Homero Aguado from Uvalda won a bronze medal for third place in the Barbering competition. Michaela Rigby attended and represented STC in the Medical Terminology competition.
STC instructors Tina Jernigan, Tony Criswell, Althea Telfair, Cleo Hansley, Courtney Bell, Kay Wilson, Maxine Garnto, and Linda Hairr worked as advisors and mentored these students as they polished their skills in preparation for the competition. Instructor Chip Green judged this year in the Electronics competition and Linda Hairr judged for Nail Care.
“I’m so proud of all the students who chose to attend the conference and compete. Although we had no winners advance to nationals this year, we were able to take home three silver awards and one bronze award and that’s terrific. STC is always represented well at the state conference and we couldn’t be more pleased with the students each year,” said Jernigan, STC Skills Advisor.For more information on SkillsUSA at STC, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.