Kish SkillsUSA students qualify for state competition


MALTA — The Kishwaukee College chapter of SkillsUSA will be sending 6 students to the state competition in Springfield on April 19 – 21.
Kish student Tara Mathisen, Malta, who serves as Post-Secondary President, a State Officer position, will also be attending. Mathisen will join other State Officers in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the competition.
The SkillsUSA competition begins in February each year with a written exam in the students’ chosen fields. Students who meet the strict qualifying standards are then eligible to compete at the state level. The first place finishers in each category at state then move on to a one-week national competition held annually in Louisville, Ky., in June.
The following Kish College students are advancing to the SkillsUSA state competition:
Diesel Equipment Technology – Randall Bauman, Union; Christian Resenbeck, Marengo; and Sebastian Saucedo, Marengo; Crime Scene Investigation team – Taylor Brinker, DeKalb; Victoria Rodriguez, Rochelle; and Zach Dodson, Sycamore.
SkillsUSA competitions provide a way for students to showcase their skills and their schools’ programs. The national organization focuses on making students “workplace ready.”  
For more information on SkillsUSA, visit www.skillsusa.org; for more information on the Kishwaukee College SkillsUSA chapter, contact Greg Brink at [email protected] or at 815-825-9416.


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