Five Students Receive Medals
Baton Rouge, La - Twenty-Eight students from Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges competed in the annual SkillsUSA Post-secondary National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The competition occurred from June 19 to June 23 and included representatives from Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC), Delgado Community College (Delgado), Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC), Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC), Northwest Louisiana Technical College (NWLTC), Nunez Community College (Nunez), SOWELA Technical Community College (SOWELA), and South Central Louisiana Technical College (SCL). Three students won gold medals: Jessica Solis from CLTCC in Medical Math and Sky McMillian and David Sonnier in Television (Video) Production from SOWELA. "We are proud of the effort displayed by our student competitors at the SkillsUSA national championships," said Monty Sullivan, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. "This competition allows students to put into practice what they learn in our classrooms and labs. The categories and the programs we offer are aligned with statewide labor demands, and are at the core of what our colleges do every day, which is preparing students for the workforce and real-life experiences in a competitive environment." SkillsUSA is a national organization with more than 300,000 members and is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Its mission is to help its members become world-class workers and responsible American citizens and prepares students with employability skills that industry values. The complete list of LCTCS medalists are below.
|Customer Service||Silver, Ashley Augustine||CLTCC|
|First Aid - CPR||Bronze, Julie Savelle||Nunez CC|
|Medical Math||Gold, Jessica Solis||CLTCC|
|Television (Video) Production||Gold, Team H Sky McMillian David Sonnier||SOWELA|