Hotel, Restaurant and Tourisim Management Major
Gwinnett Technical College
Trevell Pittman is the Carlton Banks of building relationships! He loves people and wants to see everyone achieve his/her goals with undeniable passion. He truly believes that the mountaintop is meant for those who understands that sweat equity is 99% of the reason we are successful and inspiration remains a mere 1%. Trevell was born in a small town in Michigan called Muskegon where crime was and still is at an all-time high. Trevell's life was changed by the eye-opening things he saw and the dead-end role models surrounding him. It was time for a change and so he enrolled back into high school here in Georgia, after dropping out for a year, and took the initiative to enroll himself into the Technical College System of Georgia. He currently attends Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, GA where he will graduate, in May 2017, with his associate’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. Trevell will then complete a Management & Leadership certificate to complete his SkillsUSA term strong. With his robust relationship building skills, his optimistic approach to life, and his desire to be involved/engaged in all that he does there is no doubt that you'll make a new friend in his presence. Though he always tries to be humble and give God the glory for all things, he is grateful for the following achievements: graduating high school, achieving President's Distinguished during his presidency with GTC Students Toastmasters, and becoming a two-time gold medalist at the state level through SkillsUSA for Extemporaneous Speaking and Prepared Speech. His desire for a God-sent wife and children knock on his thoughts every day. Trevell plans to be a motivational teacher and life coach one day to be able to positively infect his millennial generation. After all, it takes a village to raise a child. If you're reading this, he believes you are special! Blessings.
Early Childhood and Education Major
South Georgia Technical College
Stephanie Harris Tyson was born in Montezuma, Georgia, and is the oldest of 5 children. She grew up in a home where respect was earned responsibility was given. Stephanie is the mother of 3; a set of twins, Tia and Tamara, and a son Anthony. She has been employed in a school setting for 10 plus years. Teaching children is a passion of her's! This is the main reason she chose to major in Early Childhood at South Georgia Technical College. Stephanie likes to see children’s faces light up when they learn! She wants to make a difference in a child's life.
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management & Photography Majors
Atlanta Technical College
Chauncy Walker was born & raised in Atlanta Ga. He attended Tri Cities High School to concentrate in Culinary Arts. He graduated with honors and a scholarship to Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte NC to pursue a career in culinary arts. Upon his graduation from J&W Chauncy decided to return home to Atlanta GA to attend Atlanta Technical College to major in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and Photography. Chauncy is passionate about Hospitality and Photography. He loves everything about serving people, from capturing memory moments to satisfying customer traveling arrangements. While attending ATC, Chauncy has gained leadership training in various student organizations on his college campus, from the Collegiate Leadership Academy (President), Student Government Association (President), Phi Beta Lambda (President), Student Ambassadors (Vice President) and SkillsUSA (Vice President). Overall, he is excited about bringing new ideas to the SkillsUSA State Action Team. He is willing to go out of his way to assist other students and volunteer with events at the college; that’s the sacrifice he is willing to make not only Atlanta Technical College and his community but the entire state of Georgia. Chauncy believes that hard work and dedication guarantees success.
Computer Support Major
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Brandy LeVan has been an active SkillsUSA member since 2016. She is the current Interim Chapter President for Georgia Northwestern Technical College where she is working on her Computer Support Associate’s Degree. After completion, she plans on attending The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. After the birth of her third child, who has special needs, working with special needs children has become a passion for her. She is a two-time medal winner at the SkillsUSA Georgia Post-Secondary level. In 2016, she was a bronze medal winner for Promotional Bulletin Board. She and her teammates are the 2017 winners of the gold medal for Chapter Display. She feels that volunteerism is important, and she wants to instill this value into her three children. She is a current volunteer for The American Red Cross in Chattanooga, Tennessee and her local chapter of Special Olympics. She is proud of her three children, who are all making their own paths in life. The oldest is in the Army Reserves, the middle child is leaving for college this summer to become an elementary school teacher and the youngest is in middle school and hopes one day to create games for various gaming systems. In her free time, when she isn’t volunteering, you can find her outside on a trail hiking and possibly setting up a tent to settle in for a weekend's worth of adventures. She also enjoys growing vegetables in her family’s garden and teaching her children how to cook.
Network Specialist Major
Lanier Technical College
Richard English, grew up in Atlanta spending time on Lake Sidney Lanier, before moving to California to become a Hotel Food and Beverage Director. He spent twenty years living the California dream surrounded by the innovation of technology and cyber security. Missing his family, he decided to move home and attend Lanier Technical College, pursuing a Network Specialist Degree. Now he is the President of NTHS, VP of SkillsUSA, VP of SGA, a two-time GOAL nominee, and a student ambassador for the TCSG Title IX program. When he is not on LTC’s campus, he can be found working in his yard, golfing or designing some crazy, creative idea that’s bouncing around in his head. His passion for competition led him to SkillsUSA winning a Gold and Bronze medal. He also enjoys rooting for his favorite sports teams, The Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta Braves. Being from Georgia, he is proud to wear Red & Black. Look for Richard as a Computer Forensic or Cyber Security Investigator for either the GBI or FBI after graduation.
The NATIONAL SkillsUSA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE is just around the corner! We're looking forward to seeing all of you again in Louisville. We wish you safe travels and we'll see you at our Georgia Postsecondary Meeting Monday evening at 8:00 pm. GOOD LUCK!
Congratulations to William Rose from Middle Georgia State University, our gold medal winner in Aviation Maintenance Technology, who has recieved a $1,000 tavel scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to assist with travel costs to the national conference!
A ONE page resume will be required at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference. Every contestant will need to prepare a resume to be turned in at your contest's orientation or on the day of your contest. Don't loose valuable points for not having a properly prepared resume. Check with your local Advisor if you need help.
SkillsUSA is once again offering a mobile app. SkillsUSA is encouraging all attendees to download the official conference app. The app will include: participant tracks, conference navigation, shuttle schedule, messaging/alert features and search features. The app is a great way to determine your schedule of event for the week, desired exhibitors to visit and receive important alerts for changes or updates. Note: the app will request permission to send you notifications when you first open it. You must allow this to receive onsite updates/notifications. Please help promote the app on site. It can be downloaded by searching “2017 SkillsUSA NLSC,” and we will also provide the QR code in the official printed program and on signage throughout KEC. This ap is available through Google Play as well as I-Tunes. Also, If you downloaded the app prior to June 8, please delete it and download it again. There was a glitch in the original file which has since been fixed.
Your State Officers have been hard at work preparing for Nationals. They have been appointed to their office and are anxious to get to work for you. Stop by and chat with them at Nationals!
We're already getting ready for our annual State Conference and Championships! We will be announcing updates, so check back often. See you in March 2018!
We are pleased to announce that we've added a CONTACT US BUTTON! Just click on the Connect with your Leadership Team button above and now you'll be directed to a form that you may use to contact us. We love to hear from our SkillsUSA Teammates. So, whatever is on your mind, if you have a suggestion or question, zip it to us and let's discuss it. Remember, we're listening!
The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board contests is how our slogan,
Champions at Work Preparing America's Skilled Workforce relates to our national program of work in the area of Professional Development.
SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators. Hundreds of American industries have turned to SkillsUSA as the source for employees who exemplify "Champions at Work" in both skills and attitudes. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. At the heart of this mission are SkillsUSA's core values: integrity, responsiblity, citizenship, service and respect.
Any student enrolled in a school which has an active SkillsUSA chapter is eligible to become a member. You do not have to enrolled in a career/technology class to become a member. You simply have to affiliate yourself with the local chapter. If your school does not have an active chapter, contact a teacher or administrator about the possibility of forming one. Advisors, remember any student in your school is eligible for membership even if they are not enrolled in a career/technology program. They would be eligible to participate in any leadership contest, but would have to be in a career/technology program to be eligible for the skills competitions.
The SkillsUSA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.
This is a multi-million dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2013, there were nearly 6,000 contestants in 98 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible.
The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.