OFTC’S SkillsUSA elects new officers
The SkillUSA chapter at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) elected new officers at their meeting on December 4, 2012, at the College’s South Campus in Dublin. Craig Swanson, an OFTC student and National SKILLSUSA officer, conducted the ceremony, explaining the purpose of the gavel and reading the charge to each officer.
The new elected officers are listed with their program of study and county of residence:
· Rachel Pederson, President, Applied Business Technology (Laurens)
· Sonya Simmons, Vice President, Computer Information Systems (Laurens)
· Tionte Tharpe, Treasurer, Computer Information Systems (Bleckley)
· Anna Storey, Secretary, Pharmacy Technology (Laurens)
· Venisha Edwards, Parliamentarian, Practical Nursing (Laurens)
· Mary Grace Kennedy, Reporter, Imaging Science (Laurens)
SkillsUSA is an organization for students in technical, skilled and service careers. Through SkillsUSA, students develop technical, academic, and “employable” skills that are more in demand than ever, making the public more aware of the contributions that people with skills make to the American standard of living. There are many ways to get involved, including leadership, community service, and technical competitions.
Every year students compete at the state conference against other students in their field. All gold medalists win an all-expense paid trip to compete at the national level in Kansas City, Missouri in the National SkillsUSA championships.
SkillsUSA showcases students’ skills but also urges students to take pride in their work. It also provides prospective employers with an opportunity to see dedicated, motivated potential employees at work.
The spring semester at OFTC begins January 9th. To learn more about the exciting opportunities for career success at OFTC, go online at www.OFTC.edu or visit your local OFTC campus in Dublin, Sandersville, Helena, or Louisville today.
Caption (L to R): Venisha Edwards, Parliamentarian; Sonya Simmons, Vice President; Tionte Tharpe, Treasurer; Craig Swanson, National SKILLSUSA officer; Rachel Pederson, President