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Metro Omaha Trades Invitational

Created in 2019, the Metro Omaha Trades Invitational competition provides MCC and high school students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills through written and physical tests, while industry partners serve as judges and event facilitators. Students compete in a variety of categories including: fire science, construction, manufacturing, video/audio communications, automotive and more. Sponsorships support event logistics, student awards, and travel costs for students to attend. For more information, contact Zach Pechacek zmpechacek@mccneb.edu.

Golf Outing for MCC SkillsUSA Students

SkillsUSA, a national organization, encouraging its members to become world-class workers and leaders. SkillsUSA participants race against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in various trade fields. Proceeds make student participation possible in the state or national SkillsUSA competition. Sponsorships support event logistics, and in-kind donations are needed for raffle and auction items. For more information, contact Rick Sandvig rsandvig@mccneb.edu.

Meet and Greets

Structured as informal gatherings between students and business representatives, meet and greets are opportunities for partners to visit campus, gain a more comprehensive understanding of programs of study, and to provide realistic job previews to students. Students are encouraged to interact with industry partners to network and gain career awareness. If you are interested in participating in one or more meet and greets, contact Aubrey Schuurmans adschuurmans@mccneb.edu.

Signing Day

Similar in importance to athletes selecting their postsecondary pathway, MCC hosts signing day ceremonies for high school students as they commit to a career in the trades that is paid for by their employer. If you are interested in contributing to signing day, contact Aubrey Schuurmans adschuurmans@mccneb.edu.

Construction Career Day

To encourage early career awareness, MCC hosts high school juniors and seniors who are interested in the construction trades. Students attending rotate through hands-on activity stations providing a sampling of available careers by MCC Career and Technical Education Industry Partners. This provides students with a greater understanding of careers available. For more information, contact Aubrey Schuurmans adschuurmans@mccneb.edu.