June 30

June 30, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

MCC students take home honors from national SkillsUSA competition

OMAHA, Neb. — Three teams of Metropolitan Community College students took home medals in the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 20─24 in Louisville, Kentucky. More than 6,200 students from all states and territories competed in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas.
In the TeamWorks competition, silver medalists were Eric Karels, Omaha, Nebraska; Garrett Hahn, Omaha, Nebraska; Josh Hall, Bellevue, Nebraska; and Jared Wilson, Grand Island, Nebraska.
In the Digital Cinema Production competition, silver medalists were Lauren Abell, Omaha, Nebraska; and Roland Massow III., Omaha, Nebraska.
In the Audio-Radio Production competition, bronze medalists were Michael Placzek, Elkhorn, Nebraska; and Charlie Ames, Omaha, Nebraska.
SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical and health occupation students in public schools, career and technical centers, and two-year colleges. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA has served more than 9 million members.


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.