OFTC’s William Fuller Garners Bronze Medal at SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference  

William Fuller, Air Conditioning Technology student and OFTC's 2024 EAGLE Winner earned a bronze medal at the 2024 State SkillsUSA Competition

Dublin, Ga., (OFTC) –William Fuller, Air Conditioning Technology student at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) garnered a bronze medal at the 2024 SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference held in Atlanta on Friday, February 23. 

According to the SkillsUSA website, the state Leadership & Skills Conference gives students the opportunity to put their technical skills to the test in over 70 career competitions and sharpen their workplace and technical skills in leadership training.  

Fuller participated in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) competition which included a series of testing stations designed to assess skills identified by industry HVACR standards. Industry equipment used during the workstations portion of the competition may include, but is not limited to, ice machines, refrigerated display cases, small package HVAC units, furnaces and split-system air conditioning and/or heat pump systems, mini-split and/or ductless systems, and geothermal units. 

A resident of Eastman, Fuller was recently named the college’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) winner where he garnered recognition as a top 8 finalist amongst other Technical College of System of Georgia (TCSG) winners.  

He graduated with his high school equivalency in June and is currently enrolled in Air Conditioning Technology classes at OFTC.  

“William is an excellent student,” shared Bradley Huckabee, OFTC Air Conditioning Technology instructor. “He’s only in his second semester of the Air Conditioning Technology Diploma Program so it’s very exciting that he earned the bronze medal in the competition.” 

“He plans on competing again next year and will have even more education and experience to help him go even further in the competition,” Huckabee added. “I am very proud of all his accomplishments and look forward to seeing what else he will accomplish.”  

For more info on OFTC or SkillsUSA, the Air Conditioning Technology Program, or the other 130+ programs available at the college, visit the OFTC website, OFTC.edu.