DCTC Student Takes Home the Gold at Recent National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference

Justin Sinkula takes home a Gold Medal in Information Systems Technology

DCTC has a National Champion in Information Systems Technology! Justin Sinkula, advised by Scott Determan, took home the gold medal at the recent SkillsUSA 51st Annual National Leadership Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky the week of June 23 – 26, 2015.  This marks the first time that DCTC placed nationally in the Information Systems Technology.

SkillsUSA programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety.This conference is a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners participated in the weeklong event.

The following four students representing DCTC were:

Skills USA KevinKevin Day, Computer Programming, placed 9th










skills USA JoyJoy Davitt, Early Childhood Education, placed 5th










skillsUSA bannerJessica Trussell, Medical Terminology, placed 9th






skills-usa-justinJustin Sinkula, Information Technology Services, first place gold medal winner







SkillsUSA is a not-for-profit association that serves more than 300,000 member high schools, colleges and postsecondary students, as well as their instructors, in trade, technical and skilled service instructional programs. They partner with educators and students within business and industry to help ensure the United States has a well-prepared, skilled workforce. SkillsUSA has the active support of more than 600 companies, trade associations and labor unions at the national level.

For more information about SkillsUSA visit their website at skillsusa.org


From left to right, Scott Determan, Advisor; Dawn Braa, Advisor; Jessica Trussell, Joy Davitt, Kevin Day.  Not pictured:  Justin Sinkula