Stories @ TCAT

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida/Huntsville postsecondary and secondary students “bring back the gold” from the SkillsUSA state competitions held at the Chattanooga Convention Center March 31–April 3, 2019. Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida/Huntsville students did exceptionally well with seven individuals receiving medals. Gold medalists were Caleb Harris for Post-Secondary Welding Sculpture and dual enrolled York Institute student Isaac Goney for Secondary Welding Sculpture competitions. Receiving the silver medal for Collision Estimating Total Loss Evaluation competition was Post-Secondary Collision Repair Technology student Jordan Watson. Also receiving a silver medal was the dual enrolled York Institute Welding Fabrication Team consisting of David Haley, Alec Crabtree, and Kendall Franklin. Scott High School and TCAT-O/H student Daniel Phillips received the bronze medal in the Secondary Welding Individual competition. Other competitions TCAT-O/H participated in were Katelyn Hamby in Job Interview, Bailey Brooks in Welding Individual, Brandon Morgan in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Adam Conners, Ethan Probst, and Dillon Woodward in the Welding Fabrication Team. The gold medalists will represent Tennessee SkillsUSA in the competitions at the National SkillsUSA Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.

The National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA is scheduled for June 24–28, 2019. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is an applied method for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.

The mission of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology is to serve as the premier suppliers of workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee.

Picture Captions

1. Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida/Huntsville post-secondary student Caleb Harris is pictured in the center receiving his gold medal for SkillsUSA Post-Secondary Welding Sculpture award at the SkillsUSA Post-Secondary and Secondary State Competitions. Also pictured is his winning sculpture.

2. TCAT-Oneida/Huntsville dual enrolled York Institute student Isaac Goney received the Secondary Welding Sculpture gold medalist award at the SkillsUSA competitions. He is pictured with his winning sculpture.

3. Silver medalist at the SkillsUSA Post-Secondary State competition for Collision Estimating Total Loss Evaluation TCAT-Oneida/Huntsville student Jordan Watson. Jordan Watson (left) is pictured with his Collision Repair Technology instructor (right) Wayne Todd.

4. Pictured is TCAT-Oneida/Huntsville dual enrolled York Institute students David Haley, Alec Crabtree, and Kendall Franklin silver medalist recipients of the SkillsUSA Secondary Welding Fabrication Team award at the state competitions.

5. Shown on far right is Daniel Phillips secondary TCAT – Oneida/Huntsville student receiving the bronze medal for State SkillsUSA Secondary Welding Individual award. Daniel is a Scott High School student.