Salt Lake Community College Students Win Medals in National SkillsUSA Competition

Salt Lake Community College students competed with 23 students in 15 categories and won four gold medals at the 2012 SkillsUSA National Competition

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) students competed in the country’s largest collegiate job skills program at the 2012 SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City, Mo. The College had 23 students competing in 15 categories at the national competition. SLCC students won four gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal.

“We are very proud of all of out students who demonstrated the excellence required to participate in the national SkillsUSA competition and congratulate them, their club advisor Mark Kranendonk and all of the wonderful faculty members who trained and taught them,” said SLCC Dean of the School of Technical Specialties Rick Bouillon. “Winning medals at this competition is a great validation of their skills and bodes well for their futures in their chosen professions.”

SLCC students William Bateman, Herbert Schramm, Michael Perez and Christopher Lewis won the Gold medal for ‘team works’ in Building Construction.

SLCC also won the gold medal in the Motorcycle Service Technology competition for the second consecutive year. As it did last year, the College will again receive a $20,000 motorcycle from the Harley Davidson company for the Motorcycle and Outdoor Power Equipment program.

Complete list of SLCC medal winners:

• Gold medal in Esthetics: Marlene Lingren, Nicole Deters
• Gold medal in Medical Math: Nicholas Guyaux
• Gold medal in Motorcycle Service Technology: Matthew Bretzing
• Gold medal for ‘team works’ in Building Construction: William Bateman, Herbert Schramm, Michael Perez, Christopher Lewis
• Silver medal in 3D Visualization & Animation: Michael McGeorge, Charles Wood
• Silver medal in HVAC-R: Jeremy Beck
• Silver medal in Medical Assisting: Patricia McReavy
• Bronze medal in Graphic Communications: Jared Christopherson

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization’s mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens. With 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations, SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students each year.

See the complete list of SkillsUSA 2012 medal winners from all institutions from across the country.