Eleven National Champs from T&C Lead UVU to National Title at 2015 SkillsUSA


The College of Technology & Computing students once again led the way as UVU won the national title at the 51st Annual SkillsUSA National Championships held June 22-26 in Louisville, Kentucky. Showcasing their career and technical skills, eleven T&C students came away as national champions, earning  gold medals in their competitions. In addition, three other T&C students finished second in the nation, winning silver medals. Additionally, six more T&C students finished third in the nation, earning bronze medals.  Those 20 T&C students who earned medals helped lead UVU to a first place finish in the nation.  During the last 15 years, UVU has always been ranked among the top three in the nation thanks mainly to T&C students.

Impressively, 30 T&C students who competed in Louisville ultimately finished in the nation’s top-10 in their respective competitions!

“This speaks volumes about the quality of students, faculty and programs we have at T&C,” said Darin Taylor, coordinator of UVU’s SkillsUSA. “I was impressed with how well our students represented not only UVU but the state of Utah. They were very committed and serious about their competitions and did their absolute best to win their respective competitions.”

Nearly 6,000 students from across the nation competed in over 100 different trade, technical and management fields. The UVU students competed in 28 of the categories. “To bring this into perspective, there were 46 states that did not earn as many post-secondary national medals as UVU did as a single institution,” said Taylor.

To see pictures from this year’s competition, CLICK HERE

T&C Gold Medal Winners:  (National Champions)

  Architectural Drafting – Bradley Nielson

  Audio/Radio Production – Trevor Harding

  Audio/Radio Production – Hayden Manwaring

  Cabinetmaking – Justin Lewis

  Engineering Technology – Jared Harding

  Engineering Technology – Roger Jeffery

  Engineering Technology – Jonathan Lott

  Industrial Motor Control – Benjamin Gibson

  Related Technical Math – Christopher Brinkerhoff

  Robotics & Automation Technology – Luke Hayes

  Robotics & Automation Technology – Caleb Lundahl

T&C Silver Medal Winners: (2nd nationally)

  Carpentry – Jared Zank

  Commercial Baking – Michelle Stephenson

  Technical Drafting – Brayden Stevens

T&C Bronze Medal Winners: (3rd nationally)

  Chapter Business Procedure – Kaycee Colledge

  Chapter Business Procedure – Jennilyn Cram

  Chapter Business Procedure – Katelyn Earl

  Chapter Business Procedure – Kelsey Martin

  Chapter Business Procedure – Chandler Parker

  Chapter Business Procedure – Travis Taylor

Other Top-10 finishers from T&C:

  4th place – Television (video) Production – Shawn Fagnant

  4th place – Television (video) Production – Redge Flake

  5th place – Technical Computer Applications – Steph Mauck

  6th place – Culinary Arts – Chris Wolf

  6th place – Motorcycle Service Technology – Jensson Ostler

  7th place – Digital Cinema Production– Victoria DeAngelis

  7th place – Digital Cinema Production– Breanna Tucker

  9th place – Internetworking – Cesar Ramirez

  9th place – Restaurant Service – Marissa Bean

  10th place – Automotive Refinishing Technology – Gavin Johnson

To see pictures from this year’s competition, CLICK HERE

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