FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 7, 2021
Williams competed in the SkillsUSA Championships which is a competitive event that showcases the best career and technical education students in the nation. Williams was one of five students from DACC that initially competed at the state SkillsUSA level where she won a gold medal. The gold medal allowed her to advance to the national competition where she finished in 2nd place with a silver medal.
Williams is an education major and former president of the DACC Student Government Association. Williams competed in the Extemporaneous Speaking category. She, along with four other students from New Mexico colleges, placed in their respective categories. The competition was held virtually in June.
SkillsUSA is a non-profit partnership of education and industry founded in 1965 to strengthen the nation’s skilled workforce. The SkillsUSA Championships featured thousands of students competing in over 100 occupational and leadership skill areas.
The annual championship event was held in conjunction with the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, which is a workforce development event. As part of the national conference, Williams also represented New Mexico as a voting delegate. In this position, she was able to vote for national officers and conduct other SkillsUSA business while interacting with business and industry representatives, attending presentations from government officials, and participating in other educational sessions.