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.
event is sponsored by SkillsUSA.
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.
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.
students who placed in the top 10 in their respective categories:
Place: Additive Manufacturing – College/Technical Division
Kyle Kosalka & Nicholas
Pavel, SCC Milford – Elaine Vavra, Advisor
Place: Welding – College/Technical Division
Drake McNally, SCC Lincoln –
Dan Zabel, Advisor
Place: Motorcycle Service Technology – College/Technical Division
Collin Post, SCC Lincoln –
Ken Jefferson and Terry Kuebler, Advisors
Place: Firefighting – College/Technical
Austin Raue, SCC Lincoln –
Ken Jefferson & Greg Burroughs, Advisors
Place: CNC Technician – College/Technical Division
Lyle Nicholson, SCC Milford -
Randy Koch, Advisor
Place: Culinary Arts – High School Division
Ryley Schuerman, The Career
Academy, Lincoln – Maybell Galusha, Advisor
the fourth consecutive year, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation awards scholarship
opportunities for SkillsUSA members who have competed and placed first in their
state association competition.
$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.
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
mikeroweWORKS Foundation Competitors
Scholarship winners were Kosalka and Pavel from SCC and Abdulaali Abdulaali from The Career Academy.