Gwinnett Tech Students Earn Fourteen Medals at National SkillsUSA Competition

GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON - Gwinnett Tech students had a notable showing at the National SkillsUSA, Post Secondary State Leadership and Skills Conference hosted June 24-28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Of the 23 Gwinnett Tech students who competed, fourteen students placed, with two earning gold medals in Health Knowledge and Medical Math.

Dr. D. Glen Cannon, President says, "Our students’ results at this competition continue to prove that their educational foundation is exceptional and that they can apply their learning in real-world situations. The winners at both the national and state competitions confirm our students are also ready to compete in the real-world job market." The National SkillsUSA Championships showcase the abilities of post-secondary students through hands-on competitions in leadership, health occupations, trades/industry and technology.

The Gwinnett Tech 2019 national award winners were:

Gold Medalist:

  • Charles Lee – Medical Math
  • Ben Nguyen, Matt Royal, Jared Salzinger, David Tyler - Health Knowledge Bowl

Silver Medalist:

  • Josefina Bustos – Extemporaneous Speech
  • Abigale Baluta, Juan Daniel Islas, Allison Dooling, Ashley Palomino, Justin Perez, Jacqueline Sisley, Madison Thorpe, Mikael Yoftahe – Opening and Closing Team Competition

SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America's skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service.

Gwinnett Tech offers more than 140 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit https://www.gwinnetttech.edu/ or call 770-962-7580.