SGTC SkillsUSA members prepare for state competitions

March 14, 2017
Fifteen SGTC SkillsUSA members and their advisors are getting ready to head to Atlanta to compete at the statewide SkillsUSA competition.

South Georgia Technical College’s SkillsUSA members are preparing for the Georgia Postsecondary State Championships March 23rd – 25th at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

The 15 competitors and their events include: William Manning of Americus, Josiah Copland of Montezuma, and Bailey Mills of Cordele, Aviation Maintenance Technology; Stephen Simmons of Oglethorpe, Automotive Service Technology; Brennon Morris of Americus, Culinary Arts; Kaleb Tyler York of Cordele, T-shirt design; Destiny Baker of Ellaville and Kaitlyn Carpenter of Oglethorpe, Esthetics; Rachael Johnson of Oglethorpe, Cosmetology; Linda Kent of Montezuma, Prepared Speech; Nathan Prince of Americus, Stephanie Tyson of Americus, Annie Streeter of Americus, and Kaylee Bruer of Ellaville, Entrepreneurship Team; and Dakota Miller of Cordele, Welding Sculpture. Student advisors have included their instructors and they include: Victoria Herron, Charles Christmas, Dorothea McKenzie, Chester Taylor, Dr. Michele Seay, Brenda Gilliam, and Cynthia Carter.

“These students are good examples and have mapped out where they need to go to win as a team,” said SGTC Director of Career Services Cynthia Carter. “Their success is ultimately determined by the many choices they make. Many of our students are choosing to be involved in SkillsUSA, so they’re already widening their options.”

SkillsUSA is a vital a solution to America’s skills gap. Annually, this student organization empowers more than 300,000 career and technical education students to achieve career success. SGTC Advisors work collectively to provide students with the personal, workplace and technical skills that prepare them to be Champions at Work. New advisor, Dr. Michele Seay played a major part in encouraging students to join SkillsUSA and to learn more about the competitions at the local, state, and national levels. Nationals will be held in Louisville, KY June 19th – 23rd.

For more information about SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary, upcoming events, or if you’re a SGTC student who would like to join, please contact a SkillsUSA Advisor: Cynthia Carter at 229.931.2057 or; Dr. Michele Seay at 229.931.2636 or; Brenda Gilliam on the Crisp Campus at 229.271.4054 or