TTCP Skills USA Contestants Bring Home Gold, Silver, & Bronze Medals!
The Tennessee Technology Center at Paris is proud to bring home two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal in State SkillsUSA competitions.
The Center competed in the post-secondary division of the 47th Annual Conference and received a gold medal in Motorcycle/ATV Repair and Collision Repair. Students from Paris also earned a silver medal in Extemporaneous Speaking and Computer Information. A Bronze medal was earned in CNC Turning. The three-day competition tested students in practical skills as well as written and oral exams.
Daniel Sullivan of Murray, Ky. And David Pennington of Paris earned Gold Medals in Motorcyle/ATV Repair and Collision Repair respectively. Both will advance to national competition in June in Kansas City, MO. They will be accompanied by instructor Chris Grissom and Paul Carney.
Dustin Brown of Paris earned a Silver in Extemporaneous Speaking while Dean Lemonds of Paris also earned a Silver in Computer Information. Alex Glisson of Martin earned a Bronze Medal in CNC Turning.
Two other TTC-Paris students who represented the Center in competition was Stephen Rushing and Andrew Turner both of Camden in Machine Tool Technology.
“We are proud of how well the students represented us this year and we look forward to competition in Kansas City,” Dr. Brad White, director of the Center commented.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America). SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,000 students compete in 87 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a "successful model of employer-driven youth development training program" by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The TTC-Paris offers training opportunities in 12 programs. They are Business Systems, Collision Repair, Computer Information, Cosmetology, Early Childhood Education, General Metals, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool, Motorcycle/ATV Repair, Practical Nursing, Patient Care Technician and Residential Building Maintenance.