Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) students Toshia Knous and Richard Yackel were awarded gold medals at the SkillsUSA state competition and will advance to the national SkillsUSA competition held at the 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) from June 19-25, 2016 in Louisville, Ky. The NLSC is a showcase of career and technical education students representing 52 state and territorial associations. Knous will compete in Practical Nursing and Yackel will compete in Related Technical Math.
PHSC student Margaret Liwski was awarded the bronze medal, having placed third in the state competition in the Job Interview category.
More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually. SkillsUSA, formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education.
For more information about the career programs at PHSC, call 1.855.NOW.PHSC, or visit www.phsc.edu/careers.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.