OFTC Students Place at SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference

OFTC students represented the college at the state Skills USA State Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, February 25.

Seven Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students garnered gold medals at the 2022 SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference held in Atlanta on Friday, February 25. 

According to the SkillsUSA website, the state Leadership & Skills Conference gives students the opportunity to put their technical skills to the test in over 70 career competitions and sharpen their workplace and technical skills in leadership trainings.  

OFTC's SkillsUSA Opening & Closing Team
OFTC’s Opening & Closing Team garnered gold medals & first place!

OFTC’s gold medalists participated in The Opening and Closing Team contest which is a teamwork and oral presentation consisting of the team’s ability to communicate their understanding of the symbolic representation of the Skills emblem. Participating students were Bailey Creamer (Laurens), Josh Thomas, (Laurens), Nicole Shenk (Johnson), Chris Wilson (Laurens), Antonio Bell (Laurens), Parker Fountain (Johnosn), and Chilor Thomas (Laurens).  

Other students who participated in the state competition and represented OFTC were David Clark (Telfair) who participated in welding; and duo Nathan Valley (Telfair) and James Burchfield (Laurens) who participated in mechatronics.  

The Opening and Closing Team will attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta in June.  

For more info on OFTC or SkillsUSA, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu



The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.  


The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit www.TCSG.edu