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April 6

April 6, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships come to MCC, Omaha April 20-22 

OMAHA, Neb. —More than 1,000 high school and college students will showcase their talents in the SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships, April 20–22. The competition challenges students in the trades industries. The main competition will take place on Thursday, April 21 at the 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.
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, medical, 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. In addition, leadership contestants will demonstrate their skills, including extemporaneous speaking and job interview skills on April 20 at the downtown DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.
Top students earn prizes and scholarships from community colleges, businesses and industry. First-place winners go on to the national championships for the 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.
The April 21 competitions are free and open to the public.

SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school and college students in programs preparing them for technical, skilled and service careers. In addition to technical skills training, SkillsUSA provides educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. More than 300,000 students and advisers join SkillsUSA annually.
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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 postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.