Thank you to Lowe’s for supporting SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary with a generous grant of $7,500 in support of our state conference.
Read the TCSG Press Release here: https://tcsg.edu/lowes-provides-grant-to-skillsusa-georgia-association/
To our SkillsUSA students and instructors,
In light of the current health issues and concerns resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19), SkillsUSA Georgia has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 state conference and all of its associated events. All Career Expo events will be cancelled after 4PM today, Thursday, March 12, 2020. While a variety of factors influenced this decision, be assured that the health and safety of our students and stakeholders is always our primary concern.
We realize the disappointment this will cause for so many of our dedicated students and instructors who worked hard throughout the year to get to this event. However, we are committed to holding this event when it becomes possible.
Please remain connected with us on our state's website and on social media for more updates as they emerge and as we develop more specific responses and future plans to help offset the negative effects of this unprecedented occurrence.
Thank you for everything you do and for your continued support.
Technical College System of Georgia
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Crystal Wright is a recent graduate from Georgia Piedmont Technical College where she became a licensed practical nurse and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS). In 2018, she was named the Technical College System of Georgia’s Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) Winner. Ms. Wright has displayed impressive leadership skills on campus, in her personal life and in community work. As a member of SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary, Crystal has recruited and even coached fellow club members to help them place at the 2018 State and National conferences. She is a former SkillsUSA national silver medalist in Practical Nursing.
Crystal states, “The most rewarding part of student organizations is speaking to community leaders and students about choosing technical education as a first choice to further their education goal and achieve their dreams.“ With a commitment to nursing and community advocacy, she dreams of being a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; where she can help aid in mental health awareness. This fall, Crystal will continue her pursuit of becoming a Registered Nurse at Gwinnett Technical College while working as a clinical unit manager in a long-term care facility and serving as your 2019-2020 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State President.
South Georgia Technical College
Ashley Holland, a true South Georgia Peach, is currently a nursing major at South Georgia Technical College on the Americus campus where she is engaged in multiple student organizations and student activities. After she graduates, she plans to spend her summer as a counselor at Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp specifically designed for those with disabilities, in North Carolina before going on to Nurse Practitioner School. She supports positive growth within her community and is active in children and youth ministry within her local church. She has a passion for helping others, shouting "Go-Dawgs" on Saturdays, and her positive, bubbly attitude radiates to those around her. As a full-time student, employee, dog mom, and a mom to a little boy free time is rare; however, she manages to find the time somehow. When she is not working, in class, or at the gym, she enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling and doing anything outdoors with her son, her family, and friends. Well known for her signature greeting, "Hey ya'll", she has never met a stranger and gets along with everyone. So when you see her around, don't be shy! Keep your eyes open, she may travel to your town for a visit! Finally, Ashley Holland is simply overjoyed with the opportunity to serve you as your 2019-2020 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State Vice President.
Health Information Management Major
Atlanta Technical College
Tawanda McKay lives in College Park, Georgia and is a Health Information Management student at Atlanta Technical College. Once she completes her pre-requisites, she will be applying for the Radiologic Technology program. Upon acceptance and completion of the program, she will receive an Associate’s Degree in Allied Health. She would love to work for Northside Hospital or Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Tawanda has a twin brother and an adopted sister. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, dining, and travel with family and friends. Lastly, Tawanda McKay loves being an active member of the state action team serving as your 2019-2020 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State Secretary.
Gwinnett Technical College
Judith Crouch had taken many detours before arriving in Lawrenceville and discovering Gwinnett Technical College. She had worked for the US Census Bureau and in retail and restaurant management before deciding to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. She is currently working on her Associates Degree in Nursing at Gwinnett Technical College. Throughout the years, many people have helped guide Judith on her journey. One of her goals is to pay it forward by helping others navigate their way to their dreams. Judith has competed twice in Quiz Bowl at the state level winning both gold and silver medals. She has two adult children and her best friend is Meatball, a 95 lb. German Shepherd Chow. Judith Crouch is proud to be your 2019-2020 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State Parliamentarian.
Design and Media Production Technology Major
Augusta Technical College
Rah'Mere Williams lives in Augusta, Georgia and is a Graphic Design major from Augusta Technical College. He wants to further his education and achieve a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. He also runs track for a private track club, his events are 400 hurdles and long distance. Rah‘Mere has a strong interest in graphic design; he has wanted to become a designer since the age of 7. Rah’Mere’s favorite saying is “To live a creative life you must lose the fear of being wrong.” Recently, Rah’Mere won his 1st gold medal in Ad Design at the state competition in March and went on to compete at Nationals. Rah’Mere Williams is excited about what this year has in store serving as your 2019-2020 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State Reporter.
If you are trying to remember just how great the 2019 Georgia State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference was, click on the link below to refresh your memory! Our man on the ground captured some great images and caught our competitors doing some great things. Give this a glance, you might see your friends or yourself here.
Midtown Atlanta had better be ready. SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary will be taking over the World Congress Center with our largest conference ever. We've been working hard to get everything ready for you! So polish up those tools and shine up your shoes. Sharpen your pencils and attitudes. Come compete, show off your skills, meet some new friends and hang with some old ones. We can't wait to see you on center stage! See you soon!
The Pin Design Challenge winner is Alyssia Gerherdt. Alyssia is Design and Media student from Augusta Technical College. Congratulations Alyssia!
Congratulations to Eunsook Kim, Cosmetology student from Savannah Technical College and Rah’mere Williams, Design & Media Technology Production student from Augusta Technical College, both recipients of the $500 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary Amy Holloway Memorial Scholarships! We look forward to continuing to honor Amy’s legacy and commitment to SkillsUSA students in future years.
If you would like to support the scholarship so we can continue to support future students, please donate here (select Amy Holloway SkillsUSA scholarship): TCSG Foundation
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a foundation that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. SkillsUSA and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation have teamed up to increase opportunities for SkillsUSA students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference. The application window for this scholarship is now closed but be sure to check back often for this scholarship opportunity.mikeroweWORKS Foundation
The NATIONAL SkillsUSA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE was the place to be in June if you wanted to see first hand just how important technical education is in the state of Georgia. Georgia came in second in the nation in medals awarded!!! Check out this link to read more about how well our technical college students from the state of Georgia represented themselves.TCSG Press Release
We are pleased to announce that we've added a CONTACT US BUTTON! Just click on the Connect with your Leadership Team button above and now you'll be directed to a form that you may use to contact us. We love to hear from our SkillsUSA Teammates. So, whatever is on your mind, if you have a suggestion or question, zip it to us and let's discuss it. Remember, we're listening!
The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board contests is how our theme
Champions at Work, I'm Ready relates to our national program of work in the area of Professional Development.
SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators. Hundreds of American industries have turned to SkillsUSA as the source for employees who exemplify "Champions at Work" in both skills and attitudes. 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 SkillsUSA's core values: integrity, responsiblity, citizenship, service and respect.
Any student enrolled in a school which has an active SkillsUSA chapter is eligible to become a member. You do not have to enrolled in a career/technology class to become a member. You simply have to affiliate yourself with the local chapter. If your school does not have an active chapter, contact a teacher or administrator about the possibility of forming one. Advisors, remember any student in your school is eligible for membership even if they are not enrolled in a career/technology program. They would be eligible to participate in any leadership contest, but would have to be in a career/technology program to be eligible for the skills competitions.
The SkillsUSA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.
This is a multi-million dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2013, there were nearly 6,000 contestants in 98 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible.
The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.