The Georgia Postsecondary SkillsUSA Chapter held its annual SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta Georgia March 22-25, 2017. Six members of the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) SkillsUSA club placed first, second, or third in their respective categories.
Bringing home gold medals were Vincent Ramos-Rojo for Architectural Drafting Technology and Justin Sutton for Technical Computer Applications. Silver medals were presented to Shane Golden for Firefighting, Carlos Gonzalez for Collision Repair Technology, and Brandon Butler for Welding Technology. Ms. Shannon Howard was awarded a bronze medal for her efforts in Criminal Justice Technology.
As gold medal winners Ramos-Rojo and Sutton will have the opportunity to represent the College at the 53rd National Leadership and Skills Conference held from June 19-23, 2017 in Louisville, KY.
“We are extremely proud of each student that competed in the SkillsUSA Georgia Championships. The success of our students at this event is further confirmation that technical and career education remains vitally important not only to our community, but to the development of our state’s workforce,” said Dr. Craig Wentworth, SRTC President. “We wish Mr. Ramos-Rojo and Mr. Sutton the best of luck as they travel to Louisville to represent our college in the national competition.”
Additionally, Susan Musgrove will be traveling to NLSC to run for a position on the National Action Committee. She represented SkillsUSA Georgia Post-Secondary as vice-president for the 2016-17 academic year. She has also held the office of local chapter president 2015-16, and vice-president 2016-17. We are very proud of her and look forward to her successful campaign.
SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps high school and college students enrolled in career and technical education programs to excel by teaching employability skills such as communication, problem solving, and leadership in conjunction with their trade, technical, and service occupations skills.
“All of our students represented SRTC well, competing with class and style in over twenty different skilled trades. I am proud of the hard work and dedication the students put into preparing for this event. While the national-level event will be more intense, I know Justin and Vincent are ready for the challenge. It is an honor to have industry professionals evaluate our students’ skills and abilities. It is also an excellent opportunity for the students to network and earn scholarships and prizes,” said Ms. Tammy Barnes, SRTC SkillsUSA Lead Advisor.
SRTC offers over 148 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 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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