Eight students from Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) received gold medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 24-26 in Kansas City, Mo. More than 6,000 career and technical education students (all state contest winners) competed in 99 different trade, technical and leadership fields. The SkillsUSA Championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students.
Thirty-two OTC students competed at the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships. They advanced to the national competition by winning the Missouri SkillsUSA competition held in March. OTC electronic media production students won all eight medals for the college:
Broadcast News Production – Dylan Durrington, Kaitlyn Schumacher, Brandon Vanderstine and Nic Stogsdill
Digital Cinema Production – James Hunt and Michael Stone
Television (Video) Production – Brandon Harper and Tyler Sederwall
SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 students and instructors as members. For more information, visit www.SkillsUSA.org.
College Director of Communication
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