Columbus Tech Represents well at Annual SkillsUSA Competition


Students representing 15 different program areas at Columbus Technical College did their home school proud at the recent Georgia SkillsUSA competition in Atlanta. The competitors brought home 13 medals during the event held at the International Convention Center in late March. This included four gold medals for first place finishes. Those students will go on to compete at the national level at the Skills competition in Louisville, Kentucky June 19-23.

Columbus Tech SkillsUSA competitors
Program/Field of Competition Student Name Medal Earned
Early Childhood Care & Education Angel Torres Gold
Air Conditioning Technology Esteban Damian Gold
Major Appliance Technology Terry Bush Gold
Medical Assisting Laura Ann Vailonis


Additive Manufacturing Cary Sizelove, Jr. Silver
Cabinetmaking Robert Scott Silver
Extemporaneous Speaking Jonas Barlow Silver
Welding Fabrication Rishi Jain, Skyler Oller and Tyler Voorhees Silver
Criminal Justice Logan Williamson Silver
Medical Assisting Mary Jones Bronze
T-Shirt Design Marie Jackson Bronze
Cosmetology Nakisha Burse  
Nail Care Candace Jones  
Customer Service Shaunte Scott  
Medical Math Samantha Smith  


Congratulations to all students who competed and thanks to their faculty advisors. For a look back at the event in Atlanta, just click here: SkillsUSA Georgia Photo Gallery. To learn more about the SkillsUSA program and how it helps students through hands-on education and training, visit their website.