Five DCTC students competed at the SkillsUSA Championships

DCTC had a good showing at SkillsUSA Nationals. Pictured are the team at traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the competition: Jeremy Carl, Robyn Calloway, Kevin Day, Ryan Monio, adviser Kathleen Tettam, Scott Maki and adviser Rob Gruenes.

Jeremy Carl won a bronze medal competing in Industrial Motor Control

Dakota County Technical College students had a strong showing at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.  The SkillsUSA Championships, held June 20-24, showcases the skills of more than 6,000 career and technical education students from across the nation.

DCTC advisor Kathleen Tettam said five DCTC students did a great job representing the school on the national stage.  The five DCTC competitors included: Kevin Day, Computer Programming; Ryan Monio, Information Technology; Jeremy Carl, Industrial Motor Control; Robyn Calloway, Related Technical Math and Scott Maki, Job Skill Demonstration A.

“The professionalism and skill they displayed is exactly what DCTC wanted to see in these students. They made DCTC proud!” said Tettam.

Jeremy Carl was the lone medalist from DCTC, bringing home a bronze medal.  Scott Maki received a Skill Point Certificate.

SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupation programs in community and technical colleges. SkillsUSA offers more than 50 competitions that relate to programs of study at DCTC or leadership development.

Students compete against other colleges in Minnesota. Those who place first in the state advance to nationals.

Students interested in competing with SkillsUSA should contact Kathleen Tettam at 651-423-8421 or