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Savannah Tech students win big at 2019 Skills USA state conference

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College students won medals in 11 competitions at the 2019 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 Industrial Maintenance Systems students won gold in Mechatronics for the third year in a row with a new team, Victor De La Cruz and Anthony Smith. Other gold medals include Construction Management student Taylor McMasters (Carpentry); Cosmetology students Dalel Gonzalez (cosmetology) and Whitney Turnquest (nail care); Automotive Technology student Jonathan Nary (mobile electronics installation); and Drafting student Xuan Huynh (technical drafting).

Two silver medals went to the Team Works team (Jerry Toub, Bailey Williams, Edna Bernal and Giovanni DeLuca); and to Drafting student Christina Magana (architectural drafting).

Bronze medal winners include Georgia Film Academy student team Spencer Wilson and Ashley Thompson (digital cinema), Automotive Technology William Boyle-Wheeler and Cosmetology student Michael Romano (job skills demo open).

Students who won gold at the state competition are eligible to compete in the national competition in Louisville, Ky., June 24-28, 2019 for the 55th 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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#1943 | May 22, 2019

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or  ashaffer@savannahtech.edu