ALBANY, GA – Students and faculty at Albany Technical College (ATC) will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, which is Feb. 3-9, 2019. SkillsUSA is celebrated the second week of February each year. This awareness campaign recognizes the efforts involved, underscoring the purpose and mission which is to help prepare workers in public career and technical programs. On Tuesday, February 5, 8:30 am, ATC President Dr. Anthony Parker will sign a proclamation declaring the week at Albany Tech as SkillsUSA Week. The signing will take place in the Albany Technical College’s Logistics Education Center, ExecutiveBoard Room (second floor). SkillsUSA participating students will be on hand for the signing.

In March 2019, twenty-eight competitors from Albany Technical College will compete at SkillsUSA State Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Winning students will continue on to compete in a national competition later in the year.

The majority of the technical colleges have SkillsUSA chapters. Membership in SkillsUSA affords students the opportunity to demonstrate occupational and leadership skills by competing in state and national competitions.SkillsUSA State competitions are held annually in the spring and the national competitions are held in June. At the annual-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,200 students compete in 91 occupational and leadership areas. At the state level, approximately 500 students compete in about 64 occupational and leadership contests.

SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 300,000 middle school, high school, and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. The organization is dedicated to preparing America’s high-performance workers in public career and technical programs.

SkillsUSA 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. Its mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

Albany Technical College SkillsUSA Week February 4-8, 2019

  • Monday, Feb. 4, is Appreciation Day Advisors, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators are invited to join SkillsUSA members for coffee, tea, and doughnuts in LEC 102. Coffee and Doughnuts 9-11 am, LEC 102
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5, is Advocacy Day Signing of Proclamation by President Anthony Parker declaring February 4-8 SkillsUSA Week at Albany Technical College.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6, is Member Outreach Day SkillsUSA Members promote SkillsUSA to students at the 4-C Academy.
  • Thursday, Feb. 7, is SkillsUSA Serves Day Kick-off Campaign to collect supplies for classroom teachers at Albany Middle School. Donate items in LEC 102
  • Friday, Feb. 8, is SkillsUSA Day Promote SkillsUSA by Wearing Red or your favorite SkillsUSA shirt. Take a fun photo in the Student Center

For more information on local SkillsUSA Week events, contact Mary Richardson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Albany Technical College
A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to or become a fan on Facebook at or on Twitter at You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel by visiting .

About SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. This non-profit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensure America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Founded in 1965 and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 300,000 member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, the majority STEM-related. More than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA at the national level. SkillsUSA programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Local, state and national championships, designed and judged by industry, set relevant standards for career and technical education and provide needed recognition to its students. SkillsUSA also offers technical skill assessments and other workplace credentials. For more information, visit