Human year’s top adviser

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Kevin Human, diesel-powered equipment technology instructor at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, has been honored as the 2012 SkillsUSA adviser of the year.

He received the honor during the recent SkillsUSA Tennessee competition.

This award is presented to postsecondary educators involved in technical, skilled and service occupations and who have achieved prominence at local, state and national levels with SkillsUSA.

Human has been a member of SkillsUSA for the last seven years and is presently a 100-percent SkillsUSA adviser.

He has sent 13 students to the SkillsUSA National Competitions in Kansas City, Mo., after winning 13 state championships in Tennessee.

Four of the students were dual-enrolled high school students who each won a full scholarship from the Tennessee Board of Regents and Vice Chancellor James King to pursue their education as post-secondary students.

Two of Human’s national competitors also competed in the related technical math competition.

At the 2011 National SkillsUSA Convention, Human’s student was a bronze medalist in the diesel-powered technology competition.

He will have two 2012 state gold medalists competing in this year’s competition: Coy Kid for diesel-powered technology (postsecondary) and Travis Elliott for diesel-powered technology (secondary).  

“TTC-Harriman is proud to have such an outstanding instructor take such interest in his students and in SkillsUSA,” said Danice Turpin, Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman director.

“We, as an institution, couldn’t be prouder of him for being recognized as the 2012 SkillsUSA adviser of the year.”