2012 SkillsUSA Region 2 High School Championship Date SetJanuary 10 | Posted by editor | News, Union Tags: North GA Technical College
The theme for this year is “Champions at Work: Skilled and Motivated.” The idea relates to the national program of work and how SkillsUSA fosters personal and professional development, to prepare students for the next phase of their lives.
SkillsUSA Region 2 includes counties from Union to Greene and from Forsyth to Hart. In all, 23 counties will send their students to NGTC for a day of competition in technical fields such as Public Speaking, Welding, and Automotive.
SkillsUSA is a national career and technical student organization and each year a series of over 100 competitions allow students to test their skills.
This region event in January is for High School students only; college level competitions follow later in the Spring. However, the NGTC students are also involved at this level in capacities from directing traffic flow to assisting with the judging. “It is a great opportunity for our students to develop their leadership skills and to encourage the high school students who may be considering their career and education options,” said Jason Smith, NGTC Welding and Joining Instructor. Smith is the NGTC team leader for the Region 2 SkillsUSA contest.
The January 26 event will begin at 9:00 AM and will end with an awards ceremony at 2:00 PM in the NGTC Clegg Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend; however, interactions with contestants during judging is strictly prohibited. The inclement weather date is set for one week later on February 2, 2012.