At the end of June, students from Lanier Technical College’s SkillsUSA chapter competed in the 2022 SkillsUSA National Competitions at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
According to a press release by the college, the SkillsUSA national competitions are held after the state competitions, in order to test the best competitors from each state across the United States.
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This year, Lanier Tech sent 10 competitors to the national competition, including;
Joseph Hennesee – Automotive Refinishing Technology
Shraddha Doshi – Job Description A
Daniel Whitehead – Action Skills
Janessa Tanelus – Esthetics
Austin Hatcher – Firefighting
Jeremiah Daws – CNC Turning Specialist
Yoselin Rodriguez – Career Pathways – Healthcare
Aylin Rodriguez – Career Pathways – Healthcare
Kimberly Mendez-Ibarra – Career Pathways – Healthcare
Colton Phillips – Marine Service Technology
While at the national competition, State Officers Ashley Watson and Paige Buhite helped with opening and closing ceremonies for the State of Georgia. Upon completion of the competition, seven competitors from Lanier Tech placed, including five who won gold medals.
Gold medalists were Tanelus, Hatcher, Yoselin Rodriguez, Aylin Rodriguez and Mendez-Ibarra.
The other two medalists from Lanier Tech were Daws, who won a silver medal, and Phillips, who won a bronze medal.
Lanier Tech’s SkillsUSA chapter was also awarded a Gold-Level accolade in the Chapter of Excellence Program, which defines a SkillsUSA chapter for its level of education, philanthropy and excellence. Lanier Tech has received this award for the past four years.
To learn more about SkillsUSA at Lanier Technical College, contact Coordinator of Special Populations Kari Register at email@example.com.