Last month, Atlanta Technical College (ATC) hosted the annual SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State Conference where four ATC students were recognized in their respective competitions, including two who took first place. Kristie Bolemen and Chauncy Walker will both go on to represent ATC at the national conference in Louisville, KY this summer.
“I cannot overstate the importance of SkillsUSA at Atlanta Technical College,” said Dr. Victoria Seals, President, ATC. “This organization gives students the additional exposure outside of the classroom they need to truly thrive in their professional careers. It was an honor to host this event – these students have a passion for their areas of study and their energy was infectious. I especially want to congratulate our students on their success, I know Krisitie and Chauncy will continue to make us proud!”
SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. At the heart of this mission are the organization’s core values: integrity, responsibility, citizenship, service and respect.
The following ATC students earned Gold, Silver or Bronze medals at the state competition:
- 1st Place- Kristie Bolemen, Job Interview
- 1st Place- Chauncy Walker, Pin Design (SkillsUSA Georgia will use Chauncy’s pin design for the state pin for the SkillsUSA National Conference in June in Louisville, KY)
- 2nd Place- Chanicia Ansah, Photography
- 3rd Place- William Merriman, T-shirt Design
Additionally, ATC received an award as a Chapter of Excellence as well as recognition for hosting the SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State Conference contests.
SkillsUSA Georgia, a chapter of the national organization, is focused on students involved in Architecture, Construction, Communication, Cosmetology, Public Safety, and Transportation pathways.
For more information, please visit http://www.skillsusageorgia.org/.