Claremore Daily Progress

July 8, 2013

2 local students win awards at National SkillsUSA Championships

Staff Reports
Special to the Progress


Two Northeastern Techonolgy Center students received awards a the  SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills  Conference.
Tarance  Hill, from Claremore and a student at Northeast Technology Center-Claremore, won the college/postsecondary silver medal in Mobile Electronics Installation. Tony Lara, from Claremore and a student at Northeast Technology  Center-Pryor, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Collision .
Industry leaders representing over 1,100 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for  their demonstrated excellence in 98 hands-on occupational and leadership  contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and  public speaking. All contests are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards.
Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also  received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.
“Over 6,000 students from every state in the nation came to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships this week,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence. “This is the SkillsUSA partnership at its best. Students, instructors and industries are working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and every student excels. These students prove that career and technical education expands opportunities.”