Saturday, July 13, 2024

BPCC Students Shine at National SkillsUSA Competition

by BIZ Magazine

BOSSIER CITY, La. — Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) students have brought home an impressive haul of eight medals from the National SkillsUSA competition held in Atlanta, Georgia. Demonstrating exceptional skill and dedication, these students have showcased their talents on a national stage, achieving top honors in various categories.

The medalists from BPCC include:

  • Aaron Calhoun – GOLD – Video News Production
  • Sarah Foster – GOLD – Video News Production
  • JaCayla Smith – GOLD – Video News Production
  • DeFranklin Pratt – GOLD – Video News Production
  • Timothy Carter – GOLD – Digital Cinema Production
  • Matthew Blaine Fultz – GOLD – Digital Cinema Production
  • Jolene Valle – BRONZE – Medical Terminology
  • Kaitlyn Barnett – BRONZE – State Pin Design

Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. expressed his immense pride in the students’ achievements, praising their dedication and hard work.

“The dedication and passion shown by our students have elevated them to the highest achievement level possible at the national level,” Bateman said. “This significant accomplishment also highlights the steadfast support and mentorship of our devoted faculty, who have played a pivotal role in shaping the talents of these outstanding students.”

The SkillsUSA National Championships are a prestigious event featuring more than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students, all of whom are state contest winners. These students compete hands-on in 100 different trade, technical, and leadership fields, showcasing their expertise in areas such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting, and culinary arts. The competitions are supported by industry, trade associations, and labor organizations, with test competencies set by industry standards.

BPCC’s success at the SkillsUSA competition underscores the college’s commitment to providing high-quality career and technical education, preparing students to excel in their chosen fields. The achievements of these students are a testament to their hard work and the exceptional guidance they receive from BPCC faculty.

For more information on the BPCC SkillsUSA Team and the opportunity to compete for a BPCC scholarship, please contact Jim Boyter at [email protected].

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