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April 5

Emma Stokely
Public and Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2726, office

More than 75 MCC students head to Grand Island to compete at SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships

OMAHA, Neb. (April 5, 2022) — More than 75 Metropolitan Community College (MCC) students will participate in the SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, April 7-9. The state championship event showcases top students in Nebraska studying career and technical training programs throughout Nebraska as they compete in more than 100 individual and group challenges. First-place winners advance to compete in the SkillsUSA national championships in Atlanta.
Featuring high school and post-secondary students, competitors work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in contents that range from architecture and construction, audio/video technology, business management, health sciences, manufacturing, STEM, transportation, welding and much more.
“SkillsUSA Nebraska provides a great way for MCC students to take what they have been learning in the classroom and showcase their talents on a larger stage,” said Zach Pechacek, MCC electrical instructor and SkillsUSA coordinator. “Students take great pride in representing their MCC.”
All contests are operated with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by national industry standards. In addition to top students advancing to the national competition, scholarships and prizes from community colleges, businesses and industry partners will be awarded at the event.
Winners from MCC will be announced after the completion of the state competition. For more information, visit


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 postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.