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Career and Technical Education students bring home gold from SkillsUSA

Manatee County students brought home dozens of gold, silver and bronze medals from the SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership & Skills Conference.

The event brings together the most highly skilled career and technical education students.

MTC students Alejandro Hernandez and Ricardo Cambell won first in the state at 2024 Florida SkillsUSA in Television (Video) Production college division.

Manatee Technical College students earned top spots for advertising design, automated manufacturing technology, barbering, collision repair, dental assisting, diesel equipment technology, marine service technology, and much more.

High school students who are dual enrolled at MTC earned medals in automobile maintenance and light repair; diesel equipment technology; as well as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.

Additionally, gold and silver medals were earned by Bayshore High School and Southeast High School students respectively, in the category of Related Technical Math.

MTC students Lillian Geary, Carlos Picart and Megan Hosker won first in state in Welding Fabrication at 2024 Florida SkillsUSA.


Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients who are on the road to becoming America’s next skilled professionals and career-ready leaders.


Gold medalists noted with an * below are eligible to compete in the SkillsUSA National Championships in Atlanta this June.  

2024 Medalist Results (in alphabetical order by event)


Action Skills, College

*Gold – Serina Marshall

Silver – Christian Garnes


Action Skills, High School

*Gold – Natalie S., MTC dual enrollment


Additive Manufacturing, College

*Gold – Team A: Jeremy Lee, West Pinion


Advertising Design, College

*Gold – Mackenzie Cook


Automated Manufacturing Technology, College

*Gold – Team C: Sahkyas Paulino Santos, Arizbe Padilla and Julianna Smith


Automobile Maintenance and Light Repair, High School

Silver – AJ P., MTC dual enrollment


Automotive Refinishing Technology, College

Bronze – Adrian Collado


Automotive Service Technology, College

Silver – Nick Davison


Baking and Pastry Arts, College

Silver – Madelin Betanzos


Barbering, College

*Gold – Ian Ortiz

Silver – Rogelio Garcia


Cabinetmaking, College

Bronze – Ryan Cone 


Career Pathways-Health Services, College

*Gold – Team A: Nayeli Centeno-Figueroa, Irma Galvan, and Jessica Leseberg


CNC 2-Axis Turning Programmer, College

*Gold – Lucas Kedziora 


CNC Programmer, High School

*Gold – John S., MTC dual enrollment


Collision Damage Appraisal, College

Silver – Sennamon-Seline Adams


Collision Repair Technology, College

Bronze – Jefferson Orozco-Gonzalez


Collision Repair Technology, High School

*Gold – Zachary R., MTC dual enrollment

Bronze – Garret L., MTC dual enrollment


Community Service, College

*Gold – Team A: Katai Kongmany’, Eliana Salazar-Jimenez, and Kaitlyn Shrum

MTC students: Serina Marshall, Damarian Vincent, Irma Galvan, Nayeli Centeno-Figueroa, and Jessica Leseberg.


Dental Assisting, College

*Gold – Damarian Vincent


Diesel Equipment Technology, College

Bronze – Evan Bouthillier


Diesel Equipment Technology, High School

*Gold – Roman D., MTC dual enrollment

Silver – Alec H., MTC dual enrollment


Early Childhood Education, College

Silver – Michelle Rollins


Electrical Construction Wiring, College

Silver – Malachi Enger

Bronze – Keefer Nelson 


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, High School

Bronze – Gionni N., MTC dual enrollment


Industrial Motor Control, College

*Gold – John Ellis


Job Skill Demonstration A, College

*Gold – Ian Bouthillier

Silver – Dominic Barrera


Marine Service Technology, College

*Gold – Daniel Hatvany


Mechatronics, College

*Gold – Team A: Daniel Meyer and James Ridings 


Nail Care, College

Bronze – Jada Woods


Related Technical Math, High School

*Gold – Alexander N., Bayshore High School

Silver – Natalie B., Southeast High School 


Robotics and Automation Technology, College

*Gold – Team A: Stephen Tipton and Micah Basinger

Silver – Team B: Amber Eaton and Brandon Burgos


Technical Drafting, College

Bronze - Michael Manasseh 


Television (Video) Production, College

*Gold – Team B: Alejandro Hernandez-Cedillo and Ricardo Campbell


Video News Production, College

*Gold – Team A: Tyler Hooker, Javier Guzman, Angel Cruz, Jr. and Joseph Rousey


Welding Fabrication, College

Silver – Team G: Carlos Picart, Megan Hosker, and Lillian Geary