SCC students participate in SkillsUSA events

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Southeastern Community College’s SkillsUSA members recently participated in the NC SkillsUSA Conference and several placed in their categories. Sherese Robertson placed third in Early Childhood; Anthony Brown placed third in Electronics Technology; Tyler Cliff, Chris Fairfax and Chris White placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in Information Technology Services; Isiah Stephens and Chance Holmes-Snowden place second in Television Video Production; and SCC was recognized as a total participation chapter.

The SkillsUSA North Carolina Championships, held in Greensboro, NC, took place April 9-11, 2019 at the Greensboro Coliseum and Koury Convention Center. The conference was the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in North Carolina with more than 2,500 outstanding career and technical education students competing over 120 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests.  These contests span more than 95 trade areas from construction, automotive, and welding to drafting, public safety, culinary, cosmetology, and more!

Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA North Carolina Championships are for middle school, high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.  First place winners earn the right to compete in the National SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, KY alongside more than 7,000 other competitors from across the country in more than 100 contests.

SkillsUSA (formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America or V.I.C.A.) is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce by providing students with the opportunities to gain personal skills, workplace skills, and technical skills grounded in academics.  SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. SkillsUSA has more than 350,000 students and instructors as members at the national level.

For more information, visit www.SkillsUSAnc.org or SkillsUSA.org

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