Stories @ TCAT

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hohenwald is sponsoring a team of competitors at the State SkillsUSA Competition being held in Chattanooga this week. TCAT Hohenwald boasts a very active SkillUSA group and is expected to medal in several competitions. 


The team includes competitors from many different disciplines with many program represented throughout the college.  Competitors include:  Cade Jones – Automotive Service; Alyssa Jude – Job Interview; Meah Johns – Esthetics Model with Katie Villarreal – Esthetics; Hannah Rochester – Nail Care with Haleigh Frazier – Nail Care Model; Natosha DuCharme -  Cosmetology; Lucas Riddle – Mechatronics with Braxton Turner – Mechatronics; Jordan Napier – Electronics Technology; Joshua Rotgers – Additive Manufacturing; Keifer Roberts – Additive Manufacturing; Forrest Stubblefield – Technical Drafting; Robin Davis – Customer Service and Chris Wood – Automotive Service Technology.


The TCAT Hohenwald Team is headed by Lead Chapter Advisor, Mrs. Brittany Campbell.  The team has other advisors attending either assisting in competitions or judging, including Christina Hammond, Kim Atkinson, Shirley Brown, Randy Young and Kelli Kea-Carroll.


The competitions begin on Tuesday on the contest floor.  The contest floor spreads out over six football field and represents any type of technical field imaginable.  The SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday morning.   


The SkillsUSA Conference is attended by vast amounts of industries and companies, who sponsor various competitions, such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Kobalt, Snap-on, Carhart, Lincoln and DeWalt.  It is the largest attended industry event in the nation.  SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.  SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.


All of the competitors represent the best locally---and are certainly all winners as indicated by moving forward to represent the TCAT at State.  TCAT Hohenwald is proud of all of our students competing on our behalf.  Competitors who win gold will be heralded as the Tennessee State Champion and will be sponsored by the Tennessee College at the SkillsUSA National Competitions held later this year in June.  Join the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in wishing our local competitors the best in their respective competitions---as we look for GOLD.