July 10

July 10, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC students earn silver, bronze medals at national SkillsUSA competition


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College students Kyle Ray and Leah Reichwaldt took home honors from the 54thannual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, held June 25-29. Ray, Omaha, earned the silver medal in Auto Collision Repair while Reichwaldt, Plattsmouth, took home the bronze medal in the Welding competition. 


Participants work against the clock and each other in the competition, proving their expertise in trade fields. Ray and Reichwaldt were two of the 19 MCC students that participated in the national competition. The students qualified for the national competition after finishing first in their category in the Nebraska event earlier this spring in Grand Island, Nebraska. 


The students’ trip to Louisville, Kentucky, was funded in part by the MCC Foundation. 


About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The organization improves the quality of our nation’s skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. SkillsUSA serves more than 335,000 students and instructors annually. This includes 19,500 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals nearly 400,000. 




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.