Multiple Ozarks Technical Community College students placed and earned medals at the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held virtually June 7-17. During the event, more than 6,500 career and technical education students competed in 107 different trade, technical, and leadership fields. OTC had thirteen national competitors this year, and all of them finished in the top 20.
The following OTC students won championship medals:
|Cooper Boyce||Advertising Design|
|Teofil Iacob||Collision Repair Technology|
|Gabriel Hamlet||Telecommunications Cabling|
|Hieu Dang and Nylah Rogers||Web Design|
|Eric Fausto||Technical Drafting|
|Tanner Wells||Automotive Service Technology|
Additional OTC students who competed and placed in the competition:
|Shannon Buffington, 8th Place||Architectural Drafting|
|Kameron Kivett, 6th Place||Automotive Refinishing Technology|
|John Yudin, 4th Place||Automotive Refinishing Technology (HS)|
|Jacob Angel, 18th Place||Computer Programming (HS)|
|Aaron Young, 4th Place||Computer Programming|
This fall, OTC will have its first-ever National SkillsUSA officer on campus. Christopher Anderson, a drafting and design student installed as an officer during the ceremony, will be transferring to OTC in the coming semester.
SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization working to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Serving middle school, high school, college students and adult professionals since 1965, SkillsUSA has more than 400,000 student and professional members. For more information, visit SkillsUSA.org.