ATLANTA, Ga. — Two local career and technical students were recognized at the 2024 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Atlanta, June 26 and 27.

They are Christopher Pottle from Winthrop, a student at Capital Area Technical Center in Augusta, who was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Cabinetmaking; and Mikayla Monaghan from West Gardiner, a student at Capital Area Technical Center, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Basic Health Care Skills.

More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.79 million square feet, equivalent to 31 football fields or 41 acres.

The event is held for students in middle school, high school or college/postsecondary programs as part of the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference. The national, nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry is a verified talent pipeline for America’s skilled workforce that is working to help solve the skills gap.

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