On Friday, February 5, 2016 Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) hosted the annual SkillsUSA Region 7 High School competition. The event featured over 180 students from 13 area high schools that competed in a variety of categories designed to test student’s knowledge in both general and technical areas.
The Region 7 competition served as an informal kickoff to SkillsUSA week, observed nationally from February 7th – 13th this year. SkillsUSA Week gives state associations, advisors and student members the opportunity to promote SkillsUSA programs at activities at the local and state levels.
During SkillsUSA week, members can also help raise awareness of SkillsUSA through field trips to local businesses, open houses for parents or industry partners, visits to local community organizations to make a brief presentation about SkillsUSA, or by providing news releases and public service announcements to local media outlets for possible distribution.
Involvement in activities such as these brings positive recognition to SkillsUSA, and to local schools and their students. Also, it underscores the importance of SkillsUSA’s purposes and mission, which is to help prepare America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs.
“I am incredibly grateful for everyone that helped make this event an overwhelming success. I would also like to extend a special thanks to Lowe’s of Moultrie and Tifton who donated over $1,000 in tools for our winners. Events like this give our area high school students an opportunity to compete in and explore a variety of trades prior to beginning their post-secondary education. Additionally, SkillsUSA provides students with many opportunities to include leadership and professional development, community service, public relations, and social activities. Events like this set a strong precedent for what is to come at the next level of education,” commented Lynn Tanner, SRTC Automotive Technology Program Chair and Interim SkillsUSA State Director C/PS.
SRTC would like to congratulate all of the winners from this year’s event. Below is a comprehensive list of top finishers by category, along with their high school affiliation:
SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC serves Colquitt, Grady, Mitchell, Tift, Thomas, Turner, and Worth counties and has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu or call (888) 205 – 3449.
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