of Lincoln won a gold medal, Justin Lammers of Ravenna a silver and Kyle
Friedel of Atkinson a bronze during the 49th annual National
SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City in late June.
2008 Lincoln Northeast High School graduate, won the top prize in the Major
Appliance and Refrigeration Technology category. He is a graduate of SCC’s
Major Appliance Professional Technology program on the Milford Campus. Major
Appliance and Refrigeration Technology contestants rotated from station to
station diagnosing common service issues on refrigerators, washers, dryers,
ranges, microwave ovens, and dishwashers. They also demonstrated their ability
to braze by assembling a copper and steel tubing project per a schematic
provided. Customer satisfaction and employability skills also were evaluated
using interviews, job applications and various types of assessments. There also
was a major appliance technology general knowledge learning exercise.
Lammers took the
silver medal in Fire Fighting. He is a student in SCC’s Fire Protection Technology program on the Lincoln Campus. The firefighting contest evaluated
the contestant’s preparation for firefighting careers through hands-on skill
demonstrations and both written and oral presentations. Areas tested included
safety; breathing apparatus; fire streams; ladders, ropes, knots and hoses;
fire control; ventilation; emergency medical care and rescue; and protecting
fire cause evidence. Contestants were evaluated using standards established by
the National Fire Protection Association.
Friedel took the
bronze medal in the Motorcycle Service Technology category. He works at Dillon
Bros. Harley-Davidson in Omaha. He is a graduate of SCC’s Motorcycle, ATV &Personal Watercraft Technology program. Contestants performed tasks
representative of those encountered in a dealership’s service department.
Technical skills included performing scheduled maintenance tasks; use of
service, electrical diagnostic and parts manuals; electrical diagnostics;
precision measurement; brake service; chassis/suspension service; fuel delivery
system inspection and repair; transmission and drive systems; power train
systems; on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Judges looked for clean and organized
work habits; correct use of reference materials; the ability to follow
directions; and good technical skills.
a 2012 graduate of Farmersville High School in Texas and a student in the
Welding Technology program on the Milford Campus, and Mike Selvage, a student
in SCC’s Precision Machining and Automation Technology program, also competed
Three SCC advisors accompanied the students to
the conference. Ken Jefferson, program chair for the Automotive Technology and
Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology programs, Lincoln Campus;
Randy Koch, an instructor in the Precision Machining and Automation Technology
program; and Matthew Donner, an instructor in the Welding Technology program,
Milford Campus, attended.