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April 26, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Students Show Off Their Skills
Eleven Medals Earned; Seven First Place Students Advance to National Competition
Gwinnett Technical College was awarded eleven medals in eight events at the recent SkillsUSA State Championships held in Columbus, Ga. Seven students earned gold medals and will represent Gwinnett Tech and the state of Georgia at the National SkillsUSA Championships in June.
The SkillsUSA State Championships showcase the skills of post-secondary students through hands-on competitions in leadership, health occupations, trades/industry and technical contests. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization that serves teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.
In addition to the five gold medals, Gwinnett Tech students earned four silver medals. Winners include:
Garey Bish, program director for Welding and Joining for Gwinnett Tech, served as the SkillsUSA liaison. "Our students had a great showing and exhibited the expertise, knowledge and skills they have learned in their respective fields," said Bish. "There's nothing more satisfying than assisting a student to succeed in the career of their choice. As an instructor, I pride myself on what the students have and will accomplish during their time training with us."
The seven students who earned gold medals will advance to the National SkillsUSA Championships, to be held June 20-25 in Kansas City, Mo.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to develop a strong workforce for America.
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