Jonathan Nary, an automotive technology student at Savannah Technical College, won silver in the national SkillsUSA mobile electronics installation college competition. The event was held during the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.
The SkillsUSA mobile electronics installation competition evaluates each contestant’s preparation for employment and recognizes outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of mobile electronics installation. There is a written test based on the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional Basic Installation Technician exam produced by the Consumer Electronics Association. There is also a professional interview and five hands-on applications that include taking electrical measurements, installing consumer electronic equipment in a mobile environment, soldering, working with relay circuits and troubleshooting electronic circuitry.
Nary is continuing his automotive technology coursework at STC’s Liberty Campus this semester, while working as an installer at Extreme Audio.
To qualify for the national team, STC competitors won gold in seven categories on the state level earlier this year:
• mechatronics: Miguel Gonzales and Robert Griner (industrial maintenance systems);
• carpentry: Taylor McMasters (construction management);
• cosmetology: Rachel Nelson (cosmetology);
• nail care: Whitney Turnquest (cosmetology);
• mobile electronics installation: Jonathan Nary (automotive technology);
• welding art sculpture: Erin Klienweber (Welding & Joining);
• nurse assisting: Jannie Jason (practical nursing).
SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that annually serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students, and their instructors, in technical, skilled and service-occupation instructional programs.
SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators.
Hundreds of American industries have turned to SkillsUSA as the source for employees who exemplify “Champions at Work” in both skills and attitudes. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.
Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, STC offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in aviation technology, business and professional services, industrial technology, and health sciences in addition to adult education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education.