August 27, 2012
LWIT student Jeremy Talley won second in the nation in the motorcycle category of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition in Kansas City, Mo. this summer.
Two students from LWIT's Motorcycle, Marine & Power Equipment Service Technology Program, Talley and Andy Nadeau, represented the school in the competition that tests skill, expertise, and competency in their chosen trades. The competition included more than 6,000 students and advisors from around the country in not only motorcycles, but welding, auto repair, carpentry, masonry and many, many more.
"I am thrilled to see our students achieve this level of success. I believe it speaks highly of the Motorcycle, Marine & Power Equipment program, but also of Lake Washington Institute of Technology overall," said Don Dale, LWIT industrial technology faculty and SkillsUSA team mentor.
Talley's prize for his national ranking included a Snap On tool box and tools worth $5,000, $500 worth of Carhartt work clothing, and Irwin brand hand tools. As a part of the prize, Harley-Davidson donated a new motorcycle to LWIT in support of the school's Motorcycle, Marine and Power Equipment program.
National Second Place Champion Jeremy Talley (furthest student in red blazer on the right) celebrates his victory at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition in Kansas City, Mo.