ATC Competes in Skills USA Competition

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

ALBANY, GA – Twelve students and accompanying faculty from Albany Technical College (ATC) will join students across the state to compete in the SkillsUSA state competition, February 24-26, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. Winning students will continue to compete in the national competition later in the year. The majority of the technical colleges have SkillsUSA chapters. SkillsUSA State competitions are held annually in the spring, and the national competitions are held in June.

Students from eight different programs will leave the campus Thursday morning headed up to Atlanta for the competition. Programs the students will be competing in include Cosmetology, Barbering, Nail Care, Early Childhood Education, Welding, Welding Art Sculpture, Auto Collision and Repair, Masonry, and Dental Assisting. One of the students will be competing under Extemporaneous Speaking.

Skills USA Georgia says that the State Leadership and Skills Conference is the pinnacle event of the year! Featuring the best of the best from across the state of Georgia, the State Leadership and Skills Conference gives students the opportunity to put their technical skills to the test in over 70 career competitions. Simultaneously, students sharpen their workplace and technical skills in leadership training, state officer elections, and more!

SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving middle school, high school, and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. The organization is dedicated to preparing America's high-performance workers in public career and technical programs.

SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service. Its mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.

For more information on local SkillsUSA Week events, contact Mary Richardson at