ATLANTA, GA—SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary held its annual competition on February 24-26, 2022 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The first in-person conference since 2019, students from across the state competed in a variety of competition areas to showcase their skills. Business and industry partners served as judges who selected the best in each contest and provided industry related prizes to the top winners. The gold medal winners will advance to the national competition in June 2022, hosted in Atlanta.

The 2022 technology related categories that were awarded at the state competition were:

Advertising Design:

• Gold Medal: Emily Pinto, Augusta Technical College

• Silver Medal: Daisy Nguyen, Georgia Piedmont Technical College

• Bronze Medal: Margaret McCormack, Augusta Technical College

Cyber Security:

• Gold Medal (team): Andrei Wingo & Andre Dessert, Augusta Technical College

• Silver Medal (team): Efosa Aguebor & Barbara Gant, Gwinnett Technical College

• Bronze Medal (team): Michael Bolyard & Justin Clenny, Ogeechee Technical College

Digital Cinema Production:

• Gold Medal (team): Joshua Ingram & James Rush II, Savannah Technical College

Graphics Imaging Sublimation:

• Gold Medal: Justin McClellan, Augusta Technical College

Pin Design:

• Gold Medal: Nadia Harris, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

• Silver Medal: Noah Gunter, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

• Bronze Medal: Faith Lyons, Augusta Technical College


• Gold Medal: Jarrod Coffey, North Georgia Technical College

• Silver Medal: Savannah Sanchez, North Georgia Technical College

• Bronze Medal: Carson Sprinkle, North Georgia Technical College

Screen Printing Technology:

• Gold Medal: Robert Miller, Augusta Technical College

Television (Video) Production:

• Gold Medal (team): Dania Alawir & Christopher McIntosh, Augusta Technical College

• Silver Medal (team): Joseph D’Addio & Alex Payne, Savannah Technical College

T-Shirt Design:

• Gold Medal: Andew Ngo, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

• Silver Medal: Alex Orlet, Augusta 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

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


Tjazha Mazhani

SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State Director