Feb. 1

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Feb. 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

Media alert: Metro Omaha Trades Invitational tomorrow

What: More than 200 area high school and Metropolitan Community College students will display their trade skills at the inaugural Metro Omaha Trades Invitational , a competition that will help determine who will advance to other competitions in the state of Nebraska.

When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 a.m.-noon

Where:

Competition locations

  • Firefighting and construction trades will be held at the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and the Construction Education Center, Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway
  • Manufacturing competitions will be held at the Industrial Training Center, South Omaha Campus, 2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
  • Automotive competitions will be held at the Applied Technology Center, 10407 State St., and the Mahoney building, South Omaha Campus, 2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
  • Audio and visual competitions will be hosted by the Omaha Career Center, 1502 Cuming St.

An awards ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. inside the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology on the Fort Omaha Campus. For a full schedule of competitions, please contact Derek Rayment at darayment@mccneb.edu or 402-960-0697.

Background: The event is sponsored by the MCC Foundation and platinum level sponsors Valmont Industries and Truck Center Companies.

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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 post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.