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July 10

July 10, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

MCC students earn medals at national SkillsUSA competition

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College students won one gold medal and six bronze medals at the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, held June 25-28. Altogether, 21 students from MCC participated in the national competition.

Participants in SkillsUSA competitions race against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in various trade fields. To earn a spot in the national competition, students had to qualify through their state competition.


Bret Gleason, Omaha, Gold

Chapter Display – College Level

Eric Harris, Omaha, Bronze; Mathew Lane, Omaha, Bronze; and Jose Villa, Omaha, Bronze

Welding Fabrication – High School

Logan Davidson, Gretna, Bronze; Nolan Mattingly, Gretna, Bronze; and Andrew Nelson, Bronze

The students’ trip to Louisville, Kentucky was funded in part by donors through the MCC Foundation.

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The organization improves the quality of our nation’s skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. SkillsUSA serves more than 335,000 students and instructors annually. This includes 19,500 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals nearly 400,000.


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.