Chattahoochee Tech Students to Show Their Skills

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(­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Marietta, Ga. – March 5, 2014) Next week, 17 Chattahoochee Technical College students will be testing their skills against students from around the state in a multiday competition at the Georgia International Convention Center. Vying for gold, silver or bronze at the state level of SkillsUSA, these students will cook/bake, repair, perform or demonstrate in front of panels of judges, meet with industry leaders and enhance their marketability in the job market.

“Students will be showcasing the technical skills they have learned at CTC and the leadership skills they are developing,” said Automotive Instructor and SkillsUSA Advisor Kevin Ruby. “We have assembled a team of talented and bright individuals who will represent the college, themselves and their industries well.”

Among those competing for Chattahoochee Technical College:

  • Chris Arrant of Powder Springs in Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Michael Callahan of Marietta in Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Caroline Colbert of Kennesaw in Food and Beverage Services
  • Wesley Fortier of Marietta in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Fortino Hernandez Castillo of Acworth Industrial Motor Control
  • Wes House of Kennesaw in Motorcycle Service Technology
  • Alexa Izzet of Jasper Culinary Arts
  • Mark Kennedy of Atlanta in Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Jenny Kiewat or Canton in Culinary Arts
  • Michael King of Canton in Motorcycle Service Technology
  • William Lazar of Carrollton in Automotive Service Technology
  • Madison Liston of Marietta in Esthetics
  • Taryn Mooney of Blue Ridge in Cosmetology
  • Whitney Robledo of Alpharetta in Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Richard Secrist of Kennesaw in Motorcycle Service Technology
  • Stella Taylor of Austell in Food and Beverage Service
  • Melissa White of Kennesaw in Commercial Baking

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations in high schools and technical colleges. SkillsUSA sponsors competitions across the United States.  Students begin by competing locally and continue to state and national contests if their scores advance them.  Chattahoochee Technical College students, who received first place honors in their respective skills contests, are eligible to proceed to the national competition in Kansas City this summer.