SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America)
Friday, February 8, 2013, the Tift County High Chapter of SkillsUSA traveled to Moultrie Technical College for the 2013 Region Skills Championships. Tift County came out on top with several wins. Shelby Crossgrove placed 1st in Precision Machining Tech, Hunter Minter placed 1st in Automotive Service Tech, Corina Rutland placed 1st in Pin Design, Nariah Thomas placed 2nd in First Aid/CPR, Nick Likes placed 3rd in Cabinetmaking, Dakota Ellis placed 3rd in Carpentry, and Brianna Brown placed 3rd in Extemporaneous Speaking. Also competing were Russell Smith in Plumbing and Scott Weaver in welding. All first and second place winners will advance to the SkillsUSA State Skills Championships on March 22, 2013.