MGTC Students Place at Skills USA State Competition
Warner Robins - Students from Middle Georgia Technical College (MGTC) in Warner Robins recently brought home four medals, including two gold medals, from the SkillsUSA state competition. Gold medal winners are now eligible to compete at the SkillsUSA National Championships in June in Kansas City, Missouri.
Gold medal winners were Forrest Duston, an Aviation Maintenance student from Warner Robins, and Julio Uso, a Drafting Technology student from Byron. Duston finished first in the Customer Service competition and Uso took first in the Technical Drafting competition.
In the Aviation Maintenance Technology competition, Tobin Hitch, of Kathleen, earned a silver medal and David Fountain, of Fort Valley, earned the bronze medal. Other MGTC students attending included Lawrence Hagan, of Warner Robins, who competed in Industrial Motor Controls competition, and Sam Waterman, MGTC SkillsUSA club president.
Shane Waldon, division chair for Aerospace and Design programs at MGTC, and Aviation Maintenance Technology instructor Jay Mullis serve as advisers for the club at MGTC.
"All of our SkillsUSA competitors did well and are champions for putting forth the effort to prepare and compete against the best from other schools," said Waldon. "Each one had a smile after finishing and is eager to compete again, if given the opportunity. That speaks volumes for the work ethic and character of each, and it also reflects the excellent education each is receiving at Middle Georgia Technical College." SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skills service occupations, including health occupations. The Skills USA program hosts local, state, and national competition for students to showcase their skills learned through hands-on training in the classroom.
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