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April 20


April 20, 2016
CONTACT:Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

Media alert: State championships for SkillsUSA to take place tomorrow around Omaha

What: More than 1,000 high school and college students will showcase their talents in the SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships tomorrow. The competition challenges students in the trades industries.
When: Thursday, April 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Competition times may vary throughout the day based on student completion.
Where: The championships will be hosted at six area venues; CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.; the downtown DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, 1616 Dodge St.; the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 67th St.; and Metropolitan Community College’s South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets, Applied Technology Center, 10407 State St., and the Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets.  
Background: This year’s SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships feature more than 80 skills competitions that challenge students to work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in fields like manufacturing, architecture, automotive, construction, culinary arts, robotics, healthcare, drone technology and more. All contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by national industry standards. The competitions are free and open to the public.


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.