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Lanier Technical College competes in 2022 SkillsUSA National Competition
Lanier Tech SkillsUSA
Recently, 10 competitors from Lanier Tech’s SkillsUSA chapter competed in the national competition in Atlanta, and seven of the competitors won medals. (Photo courtesy of Lanier Technical College)

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