(Louisville, KY) – For the first time ever, the state of Georgia is competing in the TeamWorks competition at the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky this week. It is all part of the 52nd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC).

The TeamWorks competition consists of completing projects from a set of plans given to teams right before the event begins. The plans consists of assignments including masonry, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing work involved in the building of a structure from start to finish.

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“Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2016 SkillsUSA TeamWorks members Bo Dooley, left, and Burt Burns look over plans for a phase of their gold medal winning state competition project constructed in Atlanta, Georgia last spring. In the background, from left, is Tanner Boyd and Barry Arrington working on the wiring for their entry.”

The five-man team from Georgia Northwestern Technical College consists of Barry Arrington of Calhoun, Georgia; Tanner Boyd of Armuchee, Georgia; Bo Dooley of Calhoun, Georgia; Burt Burns of Lindale, Georgia; and Evan Brackett of Rome, Georgia.  In all, more than 6,000 (high school and collegiate) students from across the country will compete hands-on in more than a hundred various trade, technical, and leadership fields.

We will let you know how well this team finished in Louisville as soon as the results are in. Thank you for representing us on the national stage!