Eustis, FL: Lake Technical College celebrates students who have recently attended the SkillsUSA Regional and State competitions. Lake Tech’s SkillsUSA chapter is made up of over 325 students and advisors. Eight students competed at the regional competition level in Kissimmee, Florida and were awarded one bronze, one silver and five gold medals. Fifteen students registered to advance to the state competition held in Jacksonville, Florida and six students proudly medaled (listed below). The students who received gold medals at the State competition will move on to the national competitions at the SkillsUSA National & Skills Conference June       19 – 23 in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to their competitions, the students met with industry professionals during the Career Fair, Trade Show, and Champion’s Night, which allowed them to demonstrate skills learned in the chapter, such as essential values, attitudes, knowledge, and competencies for success on the job.  Competitors also had the opportunity to participate in various workshops hosted by the state conference that specialized in students’ development of personal, workplace, and technical skills.

SkillsUSA is a nationally recognized organization whose mission is to “empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.” More information about SkillsUSA can be found on their website

Congratulations to the following Lake Technical College students who placed in the State competitions:

Accounting Operations

Elizabeth Ayala – Silver in Customer Service

Administrative Office Specialist

Ayesha Maynes-Charles – Silver in Job Interview

Baking and Pastry Arts

Berkley Barton – Bronze in Baking & Pastry


Jamie Cross – Silver in Cosmetology

Arianelis Delgado – Gold in Esthetics

Deanna Taylor – Gold in Esthetics

Honorable Mention

Felisha Wimes – Accounting Operations

Charles Garafano – Culinary Arts

Isabella Purvee – Cosmetology

Lake Technical College is a public, post-secondary institution that offers high quality training for over 30 career and technical programs, as well as, adult education classes for GED and ESOL. The main campus is located at 2001 Kurt St., Eustis. The Institute of Public Safety is located at 1565 Lane Park Cutoff, Tavares. Visit the website, or call (352) 589-2250 for more information.

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