June 30, 2022
Gainesville – Lanier Technical College’s SkillsUSA Chapter competed in the 2022 SkillsUSA National Competitions at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia during the week of June 20, 2022. SkillsUSA Nationals are held after state competitions to test the best competitors from each state in the country.
In all, Lanier Technical College sent ten competitors to SkillsUSA Nationals. Their names and competitions are as follows:
Joseph Hennesee – Automotive Refinishing Technology
Shraddha Doshi – Job Description A
Daniel Whitehead – Action Skills
Janessa Tanelus – Esthetics
Austin Hatcher – Firefighting
Jeremiah Daws – CNC Turning Specialist
Yoselin Rodriguez – Career Pathways – Healthcare
Aylin Rodriguez – Career Pathways – Healthcare
Kimberly Mendez-Ibarra – Career Pathways – Healthcare
Colton Phillips – Marine Service Technology
While at Nationals, State Officers, Ashley Watson and Paige Buhite, helped with opening and closing ceremonies for the State of Georgia. Once the competitions were completed, Lanier Tech had seven competitors place, five of them achieved gold medals.
National winners’ names and competitions are as follows:
Janessa Tanelus – Esthetics – Gold
Austin Hatcher – Firefighting – Gold
Jeremiah Daws – CNC Turning Specialist – Silver
Yoselin Rodriguez – Career Pathways – Healthcare- Gold
Aylin Rodriguez – Career Pathways – Healthcare – Gold
Kimberly Mendez-Ibarra – Career Pathways – Healthcare – Gold
Colton Phillips – Marine Service Technology – Bronze
Lanier Tech’s SkillsUSA Chapter also received a Gold-Level accolade in the Chapter of Excellence Program. The Chapter of Excellence Program defines a SkillsUSA chapter for its level of education, philanthropy, and excellence. Lanier Tech has received this award for the past four years.
If you want to learn more about SkillsUSA at Lanier Technical College, contact Kari Register, Coordinator of Special Populations, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.
Lanier Technical College has a 100 percent job placement rate five out seven years in a row. The College offers over 50 programs of study in some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. Lanier Technical College is a Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. For more information about Lanier Technical College, visit www.laniertech.edu or phone 770-533-7000.