The SkillsUSA Georgia Career Expo will be March 9-10, 2023 at the Georgia World Congress Center. We are excited to welcome back our industry to register for booths to have direct access to middle school, high school, and technical college students and instructors from across the state. If interested in becoming a SkillsUSA industry partner, click here: SkillsUSA Industry Partner Information
Emily Pinto is a 24-year-old dream seeker who is currently pursuing an Associate Degree at Augusta Technical College. She is studying Design and Media Production - taking classes related to graphic design, photography, and web interface design. Throughout her time at Augusta Tech, she has been putting her graphic design skills to work through an internship in her college's Marketing Department. In her spare time, she freelances and creates just for fun! She is humbled to be your 2022-2023 SkillsUSA GAPS President, and will strive to continue inspiring others to reach their career goals!
Paige Buhite is a 25-year-old from Statham, Georgia - a small town right outside of Athens, Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She is currently enrolled in the Engineering Technology program at Lanier Technical College where she has already earned associate degrees in Business Management, Accounting, and Interdisciplinary Studies. For over 5 years, Paige has worked in the waste management industry as an accountant and billing specialist for Roll-Off Systems, Inc. She was recently accepted to the University of Georgia where she will continue her education to earn a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Paige is passionate about the environment and sustainability and hopes to develop processes that will help divert trash out of landfills and make recycling more effective. In her free time, she enjoys rock mining, traveling, networking, and going to concerts and music festivals. Paige is very excited to serve you as your 2022-2023 SkillsUSA Georgia Post-Secondary State Secretary!
Ashley Watson is your 2022-2023 Georgia Postsecondary SkillsUSA Parliamentarian. She is a 34-year-old single mother from Winder, Georgia. She is currently attending Lanier Technical College in the Health Information Management Technology program. Ashley plays many other leadership roles at her college, such as, secretary of the Student Government Association, President of her local SkillsUSA chapter and Parliamentarian of Club for Health Information Professionals. With all the various clubs and schoolwork, she is very busy but, when she does have free time, she likes to spend it with her daughter, nieces, and nephews. She also enjoys traveling and is always looking for ways to help others.
Justin McClellan lives in Appling, Georgia and is currently majoring in Graphic Design and Media Production at Augusta Technical College. In his spare time, he hones his craft, by trying different mediums of art and computer design. After he graduates, Justin plans on getting an entry level job in a Marketing Company designing product art and printing said art onto the products. During his time with SkillsUSA, Justin has been awarded 2 Gold medals at State level for Graphic Design, as well as 2 Gold medals at National level in Graphic Design. Justin is the Reporter for the SkillsUSA GAPS Team and leads a great following through social media posts about SkillsUSA. Justin would like to thank his advisor Sherrie Rowe a.k.a "The Sherrie Rowe," without her he would not be in the position he is in today. Justin states," SkillsUSA has been an absolute blessing for me it has paid off most of my college, along with helping develop my public speaking to a new level."
If you are trying to remember just how great the 2019 Georgia State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference was, click on the link below to refresh your memory! Our man on the ground captured some great images and caught our competitors doing some great things. Give this a glance, you might see your friends or yourself here.
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!
Your SkillsUSA GAPS Officers have been extremely busy since the NLSC held in Atlanta in June. They have been working on a new CHAMPIONS' CHRONICLE. Here is your newsletter written by champions for CHAMPIONS. Take a look; this issue has a reminder about Adventure Bags, your partner non-profit organization that helps children across the state, a shout out to this year's Advisor of the Year, Emily's Corner and some upcoming events that you should be aware of! Click this link to be in the know!
Congratulations to Cristian Velso, Construction Management student from Savannah Technical College and Sharon Broady, Business Technology student from Gwinnett Technical College, both recipients of the $500 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary Amy Holloway Memorial Scholarships! We look forward to continuing to honor Amy’s legacy and commitment to SkillsUSA students in future years.
If you would like to support the scholarship so we can continue to support future students, please donate here (select Amy Holloway SkillsUSA scholarship): TCSG Foundation
After a brave fight with cancer, Amy Holloway passed away on September 9th 2015, but her smile will be remembered for years to come. Amy inspired and touched many people throughout her life, but perhaps most important was her dedication to our students. She had a passion for their success, which was frequently showcased in the SkillsUSA Competition she helped to coordinate. Amy joined TCSG in 1996 where she worked with the New Connections Program, Institutional Effectiveness, and Student Affairs as the Student Life Coordinator and State Director for SkillsUSA.
The purpose of the Amy Holloway Scholarship is to benefit participants in the SkillsUSA program by providing financial support for tuition, fees, books, tools and supplies, or to cover expenses to attend the SkillsUSA state or national conference.
Spring Semester Award: December 1
Submit completed application with attached documentation to:
The Technical College System
of Georgia Foundation
1800 Century Place, Suite 275
Atlanta, GA 30345
Please see attached application for the scholarship, it is open to any SkillsUSA student member at a SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary school. The scholarship award will be $500, please encourage your students to apply. Please email me directly at email@example.com if you have general questions. Thank you!
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a foundation that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. SkillsUSA and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation have teamed up to increase opportunities for SkillsUSA students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference. The application window for this scholarship is now closed but be sure to check back often for this scholarship opportunity.mikeroweWORKS Foundation
The NATIONAL SkillsUSA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE was the place to be in June if you wanted to see first hand just how important technical education is in the state of Georgia. Once again, the state of Georgia came in the top 5 in the nation in medals awarded!!! Check out this link to read more about how well our technical college students from the state of Georgia represented themselves.TCSG Press Release
The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board contests is how our theme
SkillsUSA: Our Time is Now 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.