Trio heads to National SkillsUSA Conference

May  23, 2012

LWIT Motorcycle, Marine and Power Equipment Service Technology students Jeremy Talley, motorcycle service, and Andy Nadeau, marine service, finished first place in their respective disciplines during SkillsUSA Washington College/Post-Secondary Spring Leadership and Skills Conference last month, winning the opportunity to represent LWIT at the national conference. Both will attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. next month. Joining them is LWIT student Jonathon Anderson, also in the MMPE program, and faculty advisor Don Dale.

More than 120 students representing Washington's 34 community and technical colleges participated in the two-day state event that featured a number of leadership contests in specific technical fields and job search skills.

"It's exciting to have three LWIT students representing us and our programs this year in Kansas City," said Bob Monroig, interim dean of industrial technology at LWIT. "Special thanks go to our Associated Student Government for helping fund our students' participation, and to the Lake Washington College Foundation for funding our faculty advisor's travel and board."

For more information on the conference and SkillsUSA, visit www.skillsusa.org.