Tracy Williams, a junior at Armuchee High School, displayed his networking skills to take second place at the state Skills USA competition. Williams and students from across Georgia gathered on March 13 in the Georgia International Convention Center to compete in contests of skill ranging from welding to cosmetology. Williams, also a student in the Cisco Networking program at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy, earned a silver medal for his second place finish in the Internetworking contest at the Skills USA state level competition.
Williams’ instructor in the Cisco Networking program is Steve McGraw.. The Cisco program prepares students for success in the Internet economy and for the growing number of jobs in information technology.
SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. At the heart of this mission are SkillsUSA’s core values: integrity, responsibility, citizenship, service and respect. SkillsUSA Georgia is focused on serving high school students involved in Architecture, Construction, Communication, Cosmetology, Public Safety, and Transportation Career Pathways.