SCC Students Compete in National Competition

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Lyle Nicholson, Ryley Schuerman and Randy Koch meet with Mike Rowe (hat). Rowe is the host of the "Dirty Jobs" franchise.

More than 200 students and advisors from Nebraska, including several from Southeast Community College, attended the 52nd National Leadership and Skills Conference June 20-24 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The event is sponsored by SkillsUSA.

More than 6,200 students from 52 states and territories competed in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.

SkillsUSA is a national student organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation students in high schools and college/technical schools. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development.

SCC students who placed in the top 10 in their respective categories:

4th Place: Additive Manufacturing – College/Technical Division

Kyle Kosalka & Nicholas Pavel, SCC Milford – Elaine Vavra, Advisor

4th Place: Welding – College/Technical Division

Drake McNally, SCC Lincoln – Dan Zabel, Advisor

7th Place: Motorcycle Service Technology – College/Technical Division

Collin Post, SCC Lincoln – Ken Jefferson and Terry Kuebler, Advisors

7th Place: Firefighting – College/Technical

Austin Raue, SCC Lincoln – Ken Jefferson & Greg Burroughs, Advisors       

8th Place: CNC Technician – College/Technical Division

Lyle Nicholson, SCC Milford - Randy Koch, Advisor

10th Place: Culinary Arts – High School Division

Ryley Schuerman, The Career Academy, Lincoln – Maybell Galusha, Advisor

For the fourth consecutive year, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation awards scholarship opportunities for SkillsUSA members who have competed and placed first in their state association competition.

Fifty $1,000 scholarships, including two SCC students and one from TCA, were awarded to help offset the costs of travel and to participate in the National SkillsUSA Championships. The winners also had the opportunity to attend a luncheon with a member of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation staff during the conference.

The award is based on a student-written, one-page narrative describing the student’s financial need for the scholarship, including the lack of school or community resources.

mikeroweWORKS Foundation Competitors Scholarship winners were Kosalka and Pavel from SCC and Abdulaali Abdulaali from The Career Academy.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher Haggar
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
ahaggar@southeast.edu