Minneapolis Community and Technical College students competed in the SkillsUSA Minnesota Leadership and Skills Conference last month, and several of them won awards for their hard work and creative projects. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations as well as health occupations. Top SkillsUSA state performers include the following MCTC students:
- Andy Gurskis, 2nd place, HVACR
- Reed Sweeney, 4th place and honorable mention, HVACR
- Max Foutch, 3rd place, Industrial Motor Controls
- Tom Hermes, 4th place and honorable mention, Industrial Motor Controls
In July, 2012, MCTC HVACR student Chad Rubey placed fifth out of 28 college competitors in the national SkillUSA Championship. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,600 students compete in 94 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.