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Students preparing for SkillsUSA

Spring 2012 | Archives

Seventy of MCC's best career and technical students are eagerly preparing for the
SkillsUSA Nebraska Skill and Leadership Championships, March 25–27 in Hastings,
Neb. These students will compete in skilled and technical science contests,
working against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations
like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting
and culinary arts.

More than 1,200 people—including students, teachers and business partners—are
expected to participate in the two-and-a-half day event. Contests are run with the
help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies
are set by industry. The competition is open to the public and free of charge. Find
more at www.SkillsUSANebraska.org.

Those students who win at the Nebraska championship will qualify for the
SkillsUSA National Championships, June 23–27 in Kansas City, Mo. MCC students
have a track record of excellence at this competition—just check out the medalist
list below. Visit www.SkillsUSA.org for more information.

Student participation in both the state and national SkillsUSA championships is made possible by funding provided by the MCC Foundation.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and helps each student to excel. It provides quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

Did you know?
• MCC's SkillsUSA chapter has
70 student members.
• The following MCC students won
first place at past SkillsUSA
National Championships:

  • 2009: Erin Parisian, First Aid
    and CPR
  • 2010: Chris Waszgis,
    Residential Wiring
  • 2011: Dan Murphy, Technical

• Eighteen MCC instructors are
professional members of
• SkillsUSA has 13,000 school
chapters in 54 state and
territorial associations.

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