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Western Students Excel in SkillsUSA Competition

LA CROSSE, Wis., May 4, 2016 – Students in the Wood Tech program at Western Technical College recently excelled at the Wisconsin SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Madison.

Two Western students competed against other technical colleges in the state and received placement within the top three. They will move onto the national competition in Louisville, Ky. at the end of June.

Nate Schmitz, of Cashton, received a gold medal in Carpentry and Mitchell Oldham, of Viroqua, received a bronze medal in Carpentry.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization helps each student excel by providing educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in Wisconsin and the nation’s classrooms. 

The state conference includes activities in team work, citizenship, leadership, and character development, featuring over 60 industry-sponsored competitive events. SkillsUSA emphasizes total quality of work, including integrity, work ethic, professionalism, responsibility, adaptability/flexibility, and self-motivation. For more information, visit www.skillsusa-wi.org.

For more information about programs and services at Western, call 608-785-9200 or visit the website at www.westerntc.edu.