Represents Georgia This June In Kansas City
(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College Drafting student Matt Bradford will represent the state of Georgia in the National SkillsUSA Competition in Missouri this June.
The 24-year-old Ringgold, Georgia resident took home top honors in Technical Drafting at the state-wide SkillsUSA competition March 13-15 in Atlanta, Georgia. Bradford, a Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School graduate, is pursuing a Drafting Technology degree at Georgia Northwestern’s Walker County Campus.
Bradford and his instructor, Thomas Williams, will travel to Kansas City, Missouri on June 22 to take part in a national week-long competition. The gold medal winner in every category from the state SkillsUSA event qualifies to represent Georgia at nationals.
Other students from Georgia Northwestern earning honors in Atlanta were Ramon Meza, Automotive Technology (Silver); Cody Dobbs, Welding (Silver); Andrew Miles, Electrical Construction Wiring (Bronze); Daniel Heiman, Mercella Hooper, Cynthia Mills, and Norval Henderson, Team Entrepreneurship (Silver).
Others competing included Zach Breeden (CNC Milling), Jonathan Funderburk (CNC Turning), Michael Landrum (Precision Machining), Wesley Long (CNC Milling), Michael O’Bear (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration), Dan Rumphol (Precision Machining), and Georgia Vitale (Technical Drafting).
SkillsUSA, formerly known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), is a partnership of students, teachers and industry which help prepare students for their careers.
Early Registration for summer and fall semesters at Georgia Northwestern is underway now through March 28. Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia.