Students from Northshore Technical Community College recently competed in the Louisiana Skills USA competition at South Louisiana Community College.

Skills USA is a national organization that supports career and leadership development of high school and post-secondary students.

Louisiana’s community and technical colleges supported Skills USA students in competition within various high-demand workforce training fields. Chancellor William S. Wainwright said the key to building a strong Louisiana workforce is the promotion of quality training in high-demand fields of study.

“We at Northshore Technical Community College are proud of all students who competed, and we will continue to support those gold medal winners who will now go on to the National Skills USA Competition to be held in Louisville, Kentucky,” Wainwright said.

NTCC has a long history of students returning from the national competition having earned gold, silver and bronze medals, according to Wainwright, which he attributes to the dedication of faculty focused on quality teaching and learning.

Placing in the competition were Leslie Gardner, customer service; Nicholas Cox, Internet working; Patrick Lockhart, welding; Jesse Sanders, criminal justice; Lemarkis Harry, information technology; Bonnie Moore, information technology; Victoria Peterson, care and development of young children; and Patrick Sanfilippo, welding.