Chattahoochee Tech students competed with hundreds of students from across the state to earn medals at the SkillsUSA Georgia career competition held recently in Atlanta.
Chattahoochee Tech students Spencer Hachem and Darin Swagerty both earned gold medals in Additive Manufacturing. Stephen Garcia, a Chattahoochee Tech Dual Enrollment student at the Cobb Innovation and Technology Academy (CITA), earned a gold medal for the HVAC portion of the state competition. These gold-medal winners will continue to the SkillsUSA National Championship, which will be held this summer in Atlanta.
Four additional Chattahoochee Tech students earned silver or bronze medals at the SkillsUSA Georgia competition. Nicholas Davis placed second in Industrial Motor Controls, and Isaiah Jones placed second in Electronics Technology. Earning bronze medals were Daniel Davari, in Related Technical Math, and Dalton Lee, in Diesel Technology.
“We’re always pleased when students can apply career skills and knowledge in settings like these,” said Chattahoochee Tech Executive Vice President for Instruction Jason Tanner. “We have exceptional students and faculty at Chattahoochee Tech, and I’m proud to get to work with them.”
The SkillsUSA Georgia competition was held March 9-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center. This event included a large career fair, seminars, and a chance for students to network with industry representatives and other students in various fields of study. SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit organization representing a dynamic partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to build a skilled workforce.