UBTech Sets Record at National SkilsUSA Competition

Anyone who has attended a UBTech class knows that they provide some great instruction. This instruction has been on full display throughout the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition, this year being the first-ever virtual version. At the state level, UBtech students brought home 18 medals (nine golds, seven silvers and two bronze) tying with Utah Valley University for the highest medal count from a higher education institution. At the national level, UBTech students achieved the highest medal count in UBTech history with three national medalists. Trinity Long received a bronze medal in Job Interview, David Thomas received a bronze in Welding, and Taydn Holmes brought home a gold in Carpentry. Another record set at nationals was the number placed in the top five and top 10 in the respective categories. UBTech President, Aaron Weight stated, “Having such a large number of students compete and place well at the national level reflects the quality of career and technical education the faculty at UBTech provide. We are pleased with the growth and expansion our SkillsUSA chapters have experienced as a result of generous community partnerships and look forward to additional students having opportunities to participate and compete.”  It just goes to show that great resources for education can be found anywhere. Or as Taydn stated, “When they read my name as the gold medalist, I was shocked. It is crazy to think that a small-town boy like me could achieve something like that on a national level.”


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