WCC Students Win Big at 2011 National Championships
One Student Qualifies for International Competition
WCC students in skilled trades programs placed first in two categories and second and third in two more at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer in Kansas City, Mo.
WCC students Andrew Smith and Glenn Stewart won gold medals in carpentry and mobile electronics, respectively. Ironically, both students won silver medals in their categories at last year’s national competition.
Robert Feldcamp won a silver medal in auto body-refinishing and Jack Wynn won a bronze medal in motorcycle service. Other WCC students who competed include:
- Jesus Oliva, auto body-collision repair
- Jacob Santilli, auto service-master tech
- Eric Morse, cabinetry
- Brandon Woodman, welding overall
In addition, WCC welding student Brad Clink won a spot on Team USA, which competes this fall at the WorldSkills Competition in London, England. Clink was one of two WCC students competing for the final spot on the team. The other was Alex Pazkowski.
Over its 60-year history, the WorldSkills Competition has come to symbolize the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training. Every two years, hundreds of skilled young people, accompanied by their teachers and trainers, gather together from around the world to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades and test themselves against demanding international standards. They represent the best of their peers drawn from national and regional skill competitions held in 52 countries and regions.