SkillsUSA leaders provide support to
GeorgiaFirst Robotics competition.
Lanier Tech's SkillsUSA leaders supported the GeorgiaFirst Robotics competition, which was held at Riverside Academy and drew a standing room only crowd. Lanier Tech's SkillsUSA team also showcased many of the College's high tech programs and helped high school students make informed decisions on careers and collegiate education.
The mission of GeorgiaFirst Robotics is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Noted inventor and Founder of First Robotics Competition, Dean Kamen, noted these competitions help "to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." Kamen was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2000 by President Clinton. The award was in recognition for Kamen's inventions that have advanced medical care worldwide.
Lanier Technical College offers over 45 programs of study in some of the nation's fastest-growing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. More information about Lanier Technical College may be obtained by calling 770.533.7000 or by visiting www.laniertech.edu. Lanier Technical College is a Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.