State SkillsUSA Champs

State SkillsUSA Champs
Posted on 04/19/2019
SkillsUSA Champs
SkillsUSA Champs
Everyone welcomes spring with the quintessential sights of blooming azaleas, vibrant colors and purple martins arriving from South America. However, anyone who enters the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center (PCTC), a statewide leader in applied learning, bright red sport coats make their appearance.
This past weekend students from PCTC attended the 55th annual SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach. The Technical Center sent nine district champions, those of which competed in eight contests at this year’s leadership conference. Seven of these students medaled in their respective competitions. Coming in second place and earning a silver medal: Walker Cline (Gretna High School) Industrial Motor Control, Cory Haley (Tunstall High School) Job Skills Demo Open, Christian Burdette (Gretna High School) Automotive Service Technology. Coming in first place, and earning a spot at the national convention in Louisville, Kentucky this June were Breanna Mell (Chatham High School) First-aid-CPR, Jacob Edwards (Tunstall High School) CNC Turning, Trent Oswald (Chatham High School) CNC Milling, and Adam Ilconich (Gretna High School) CNC Technician. “At PCTC we are so proud of the young men and women who go above and beyond to compete in SkillsUSA competitions” Mrs. Dalton, Principal of the Tech Center. “They bring to the table leadership skills and represent their school well on and off campus. We are so proud of them and the instructors who work hard to support and promote these opportunities for their students.”
SkillsUSA, headquartered in Leesville, VA, is a national career and technical student organization that “prepares leadership in the world of work.” What makes PCTC so successful in these technical competitions? Both have a dedicated passion expand opportunities for students in our community by providing superior training aligned to industry expectations.