Students from Savannah Technical College earned 22 medals and top honors April 5 during the virtually held 2021 SkillsUSA Postsecondary State Conference.
Students who won gold medals in occupational health, mechatronics and customer service are eligible to compete in the national competition to be held virtually on June 14-18 for the 57th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.
“SkillsUSA is an organization that culminates in the state competition where our students get to showcase their work-ready skills and this year, the Savannah Technical students came in really high,” said Rushe Hudzinski, faculty member in the department of Business and Human Resources and advisor for SkillsUSA at Savannah Technical College.
Savannah Technical College students won 12 gold, eight silver and two bronze medals as they competed against students from colleges all across the state of Georgia. The three-day competition was for career and technical student organizations that study in technical, skilled and service-occupation instructional programs.
In addition to a dozen individual awards, on April 9, the Savannah Technical College Chapter was named one of the top 24 programs in the nation with the receipt of the Model of Excellence Award.
“We are very, very excited about their success,” said Rushe.
SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that annually serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students–and their instructors–in technical, skilled and service-occupation instructional programs. SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators.