Seven Northeast Wisconsin
Technical College trades students will compete against
the nation’s best after
taking gold in the SkillsUSA Wisconsin State Leadership & Skills Conference April 29-30 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
NWTC students Trevor
Lustilla, Brandon Janssen, Chris Lacenski, Jacob Schultz and a team of Brent
Champan, Jeff Lidbury, and Nathan Mertens each captured first place in their categories
and will move on the national SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City June 23-27.
Lustilla took gold in Automotive Refinishing Technology, Janssen in CNC
Milling, Lacenski in Welding, Schultz in Welding Sculpture, and Champan,
Lidbury and Mertens won for Welding Fabrication. Instructor Doug Tennant was
also named State Advisor of the Year.
In the SkillsUSA competition,
students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in areas
like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical
assisting, culinary arts and more.
Other NWTC students placing
in the state competition include the team of Matt Baenen, Dylan Pulley, Cory Wotachek,
who took silver in Automated Manufacturing Technology, Sam Buhk, Fred
Culvahouse, and Amy Koenig, who captured bronze in the same category, Alan
Stefanic, who won bronze in Automotive Refinishing Technology, Eric Burch with
a silver in Diesel Equipment Technology, Cole Dollar who won silver in Welding,
and James Maryniak, who won silver in Welding Sculpture.
Find out more about SkillsUSA at NWTC.