WCTC students shine at state SkillsUSA leadership and skills conference
Several Waukesha County Technical College students participated in and earned awards at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference held in Madison in early April, and many will compete in the national competition in Atlanta in June.
The field-specific contests require students to show their knowledge and skills in a particular area through demonstration, project or examination.
>> In the Automated Manufacturing Technology contest, the team of Brady Dardis, Adam Conley and Dustin Spears took home gold. The team placed first in this contest, earning 930 points out of a possible 1000 – the best score ever for WCTC in the College's history with Skills USA!
<< Architectural Drafting students Malory Anderson, Kody Watterson and Alex Davis earned gold, silver and bronze awards, respectively, in their competition. In addition, two WCTC students were appointed to leadership positions across all program areas, including Ralph Taylor, vice president, and Eric Jashinsky, president.
<< In the Welding contest, Alex Bojar brought home gold, while Blake Gaffney earned silver. (They are pictured with instructor Ken Heinritz.)
<< In the Welding Sculpture contest, Erica Johnson took home silver.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The nonprofit, education association provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in Wisconsin and the nation’s classrooms. SkillsUSA is focused on improving the quality of the nation’s future through the development of SkillsUSA framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
Congratulations, WCTC SkillsUSA award winners, and good luck at nationals!