SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary participated in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 19-23, 2023 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Students from across the country competed in a variety of competition areas to showcase their skills. Business and industry professionals served as judges who selected the best in each contest. Georgia continued to excel nationally and is the #5 state in the country for medals with a grand total of 68 medals!
The 2023 national results are as follows for Technical College System of Georgia students competing in technology related contests:
National Gold Medalists: Cyber Security – Justin Clenny & Dalton Flanders, Ogeechee Technical College; T-Shirt Design – Jacob Golding, Augusta Technical College.
National Silver Medalists: 3D Visualization and Animation – Victor Castro-Garibay & Subhadra Gupta, Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Graphic Communications – Dennis Nelson, Augusta Technical College; Graphics Imaging Sublimation – Nalexis Rowan, Augusta Technical College; Screen Printing Technology – Justin McClellan, Augusta Technical College; Television (Video) Production – Lore Carer & Dalton Kleman, Savannah Technical College; Web Design and Development – Eric Nims & Elizabeth Sheba, Gwinnett Technical College.
National Bronze Medalists: Interactive Application and Video Game Development – Tatiana Conger & Hunter Wooten, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College; Technical Computer Applications – Anh Do, Gwinnett Technical College.
About SkillsUSA: Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA is a nonprofit partnership of students, instructors, and industry that ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. The association serves more than 300,000 member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, the majority STEM-related. SkillsUSA programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. To learn more, visit www.SkillsUSAGAPS.org.
About the Technical College System of Georgia: The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in more than 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit www.TCSG.edu.