May 26, 2020
Lanier Technical College was awarded the SkillsUSA National Model of Excellence distinction! After a robust national competition, Lanier Tech is one of only 24 colleges and high schools to earn the distinction.
Throughout the year, local high school and college SkillsUSA Chapters held multiple activities that fell within one of the three categories of the SkillsUSA National Framework–Personal Skills, Workplace Skills, and Technical Skills Grounded in Education. The local chapters ultimately submitted one activity in each of the three categories to the state-level SkillsUSA organization. Georgia’s SkillsUSA organization then chose the top two scoring colleges to submit to the national level to compete for top honors. The National SkillsUSA scored each activity using complex rubrics, and the eight top scoring chapters in the three different categories were chosen as Model of Excellence Programs. Lanier Tech’s Drunk Busters activity was one of the best in the nation for the framework category of Technical Skills Grounded in Education. The Models of Excellence program promotes the intentional learning of personal, workplace, and technical skills outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework for student development.