ABOUT SkillsUSA STATE CONFERENCE
Several Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) SkillsUSA members and advisors attended the annual Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference and Career Expo event in Birmingham, AL on April 15th -17th. This three-day event is a state-level competition for high school and college students enrolled in career and technical education programs. Quality career and technical education is the centerpiece of the conference. More than 1800 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from industry corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participated in the event. The conference hosts 80+ contest events that cover leadership development as well as skilled performance and technical sciences.
The NACC Chapter of SkillsUSA received a gold Chapter of Excellence award, an award for highest increase in membership and our very own Regina Gilliland won post-secondary Advisor of the Year. Overall, NACC competitors brought home 17 medals.
Students from our EMS and MAT programs brought home state champion titles in medical terminology, medical math, and first aid/CPR. NACC health professions students scored gold, silver, and bronze in all three categories and picked up silver in health occupations professions portfolio! Jake Barrentine and Brett Vinson were both awarded a $2,000.00 scholarship from the Alabama Community College System.
Medical Terminology State Competition
Gold/1st Place: Leslie Miller - NACC Medical Assisting
Silver/2nd Place: Fatima Zaragoza - NACC EMS
Bronze/3rd Place: Trey Mizell - NACC EMS
Medical Math State Competition
Gold/1st Place: Jake Barrentine - NACC EMS
Silver/2nd Place: Stephanie Otto - NACC EMS
Bronze/3rd Place: Isaac Jones - NACC EMS
First Aid/CPR State Competition
Gold/1st Place: Brett Vinson - NACC EMS
Silver/2nd Place: Samantha Mathis - NACC EMS
Bronze/3rd Place: Mason Scott - NACC EMS
Health Occupations Professional Portfolio State Competition
Silver/2nd Place: Mary Lynch - NACC Medical Assisting
Our Salon & Spa Management students, Nadia Powell, Eugenia Gijon, Madelyn Woodall, Luz Chaparro, Daniela Cortina & Machine Tool Technology student, Nicholas Hearn won gold in the Opening & Closing Ceremonies contest and Ms. Tien Le & model Katie McBryar brought home a bronze medal in Esthetics. Ms. Taytum McGill who has served as a State Officer this year, was awarded with a gold medal for Most Outstanding Technical Student.
Mr. Franklin Cinto also earned a silver medal in the Criminal Justice competition.
Our Machine Tool Technology students also did a great job. Logan Tidwell won Gold in CNC Mill, Jameson Dill won Bronze in CNC Mill, and John Headrick won Gold in CNC Lathe.
Ms. Regina Gilliland was selected as Alabama’s Post-secondary Advisor of the Year.
All first place winners will be representing NACC, & the state of Alabama, at the national level in Louisville, Kentucky in June.
“As the NACC SkillsUSA sponsor, I would like to congratulate all of our state participants and extend a special thanks to our administration for their support of our activities and to the advisors who go the extra mile to help our students succeed,” said Kelly Black.
SkillsUSA helps students discover and grow their career passions. As a nationwide
partnership of students, instructors and industry working together, SkillsUSA works to
ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA programs teach leadership,
citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The
organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship,
scholarship and safety. For more information, go to http://www.skillsusa.org
Follow the NACC SkillsUSA Facebook page for updates @NACCSkills.
For more information about Northeast Alabama Community College visit http://www.nacc.edu.
To learn more about the technical programs offered in the NACC Workforce Development Division, go to https://www.nacc.edu/programs-of-study/tech-programs.