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Savannah Tech students win big at 2017 SkillsUSA State Conference

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College students won 14 medals at the 2017 SkillsUSA Postsecondary State Conference, held in Atlanta, Ga. More than 500 college students from across the state of Georgia took part in the three-day competition. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that annually serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students–and their instructors–in technical, skilled and service-occupation instructional programs.

STC practical nursing students swept the Nurse Assisting competition with gold for Charissa Barrett and silver for Angela Davila. STC students also swept the Mobile Electronics Installation competition with gold for Automotive Technology student Paul Warren and silver for Electrical Construction and Maintenance student Frank Easterlin.

The College won three other gold medals: Industrial Maintenance Systems team Charles Carter and Ramon Gonzalea (Mechatronics); Barbering students Theophile Brown-Tuyishimire, Brittany Williams, Johnathan Hall, Benjamin Vaughn (Entrepreneurship team); and Cosmetology students Alana Hodges and Autiana Hightower (Jobs Skills Demonstration).

STC students also won silver: Dia Johnson (Practical Nursing); Bradley Mingledorff (Medical Math); Skylar Huggett (Welding Sculpture); and Quiz Bowl Team featuring Industrial Maintenance Systems and Electrical Construction and Maintenance students Jordan Turner, Jacob White,William Jackson, Kyle Koskela, Michael Daly, Frank Tanner, Greg Amos.

Bronze medal winners include: Kiani Jones (Practical Nursing); Jessica Lewis (Cosmetology); Ryan Stroud (Industrial Motor Controls).

Students who won gold at the state competition are eligible to compete in the national competition in Louisville, Ky., June 19-23, 2017 for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that annually serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students–and their instructors–in technical, skilled and service-occupation instructional programs. SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators. Hundreds of American industries have turned to SkillsUSA as the source for employees who exemplify “Champions at Work” in both skills and attitudes. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. At the heart of this mission are SkillsUSA’s core values: integrity, responsibility, citizenship, service and respect.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Technology, Public Service, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.

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 #1736 | April 12, 2017