Several Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) students won national recognition at the SkillsUSA national competition in Louisville, KY this summer. This competition brings the nation’s best students in their respective fields together for a strenuous, high-level competition.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce by helping each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
Jesse Hornback, of Sonora, won a gold medal in plumbing, and the Teamworks group won a bronze medal. Team works included Raymond Slinker, of Elizabethtown; Eddie Lyvers, of Elizabethtown; Jeremy Gaulke, of Hodgenville; and Casey Byrd, of Radcliff.
Josh Dean, of Elizabethtown, finished seventh in HVAC and Cody Penny, of Leitchfield, placed ninth in residential electrical wiring. Other participating ECTC students included Rachel Nosko, of Glendale, 14th in industrial motor controls, and Tyler Jinnett, of Hodgenville, 15th in electronics technology.
ECTC President/CEO Dr. Thelma White said, “This is an outstanding achievement, and we are incredibly proud of these students. These students are the best in the nation, and they have been taught by the best instructors in their fields. I’m certain they will both be highly successful in their careers. We are honored that they chose ECTC as their partner in education.”