Four students from Ozarks Technical Community College earned medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky. Approximately 6,000 career and technical education students competed in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields at the annual competition. The SkillsUSA Championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.
More than 20 OTC students participated in the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships. They advanced to the national competition by winning the Missouri SkillsUSA competition held in April. The following OTC students won national championship medals:
Chantal Cheevers, Commercial Baking
Chris Leisure, Computer Programming
Skyler Massey, Graphics Imaging-Sublimation
Ashley Smith, Telecommunications Cabling
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 SkillsUSA.org.