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TCAT Students Competing in SkillsUSA State Competition


By Tamas Mondovics

Eleven students from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton will compete in the upcoming SkillsUSA state tourney scheduled for March 31-April 3 in Chattanooga.

Participants include Preston Henderson, of Johnson County who will compete in the Automotive Service Technology category.

There are more than 100 competitive events for high school and college students to demonstrate workplace skills at SkillsUSA state competition.

Gold medalists will be eligible to advance to the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Ky., June 20-24.
More than 4,600 winners of SkillsUSA state competition events compete in 80 occupational and leadership skills areas in national competition. SkillsUSA programs help establish industry
standards for job training in health, trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

Students from TCAT Elizabethton participating, by county of residence and competitive event, are:

Carter County: Jerry Kramer, Welding; Dustin Curtis and Jobe Eggers, Millwright Skills; Adam Lyons, Computer Information Technology Service; Ashley Vance,
Administrative Office Technology Customer Service; Abigail Fowler, Cosmetology, and David Floyd, Computer Information
Technology Telecommunications

Unicoi County: Hunter Rice, Millwright Skills;

Washington County: Aaron Garland, Diesel Equipment Technology, and Max Burgner, Welding;

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