Careers Start Here. Tennessee's Community & Technical College

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SkillsUSA Competitions The Olympics of Skilled Workforce Professions SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms. Tennessee has the largest SkillsUSA postsecondary membership in the nation, serving more than 12,600 students, teachers and administrators from our 40 community and technical colleges. SkillsUSA championships are competitive events showcasing the nation’s best career and technical education students. Competitions begin at the local level and progress to state and national levels. State gold medal winners represented Tennessee at the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference in Louisville, Ky, where more than 6,000 students competed. Tennessee Produces National Podium Winners Tennessee students demonstrated they are among the best trained and prepared students in the nation, as underscored by results at the 2019 national championships.

2019 SkillsUSA NATIONAL GOLD MEDALS WINNERS Medical Terminology

Carly Steinbacher, TCAT Chattanooga

Diesel Equipment Technology Aaron Heath, TCAT Harriman

Welding Sculpture

Caleb Harris TCAT Oneida-Huntsville Caleb Harris (shown center), representing TCAT Oneida-Huntsville, wins the SkillsUSA national Welding Sculpture competition and the Governor’s Choice award.