Friday, July 8, 2016

Students Take Home Gold and Silver from SkillsUSA National Competition

Salt Lake Community College students competing in several categories took home gold and silver medals from the SkillsUSA National Skill and Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky in June.

With more than 300,000 students and advisors as members, SkillsUSA is a nationwide partnership with industry representatives to ensure that the U.S. has a skilled workforce. Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.

Every year the SkillsUSA state winners move on to compete nationally in a variety of disciplines. This year’s national winners from SLCC were:

  • Gold – Team Works, with Ben Hull (electrician), Aaron Brumfield (carpenter), Tanner Ostler (plumber) and Deric Yoakam (brick mason), which beat 13 other teams for the top prize
  • Silver – Jeremy Tritchler, cabinetmaking; Sienna Scheid and Adam Hill, web design; and Morgan Hofheins, screen printing.

Congratulations to all of the SLCC participants for representing the College at the national level.