Cottrell Competes at Nationals!
over 2 years ago
D.J. Cottrell, a 2015 graduate of LCHS and State Skills USA Champion in Marine Service Technology, competed June 22-26 in Louisville Kentucky at the 50th National Skills USA Conference and Competition. D.J. is the son of Mr. and Mrs Mike Cottrell and earned the honor of representing LCHS and the entire State of Georgia against the State Champions of each of the other 50 states.
More that 8000 students made the trek to Louisville to compete in 99 different occupational and leadership skill areas. The Marine Service Technology competition was held over 2 days with the competitors each taking a 100 question test and working thru seven marine service module stations testing the hands on knowledge of each competitor. At the conclusion of the competition D.J. Placed 11th overall in the Nation against State Champions from all over the United States.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service.