NCC Students Advance to State SkillsUSA Leadership Competition

Students from Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA, advanced to the SkillsUSA Iowa State Leadership and Skills Conference which will be held in Ankeny, Iowa, on April 23-24.

Auto & Light Duty Diesel – High School

1st Place – Colt Hofman, Primghar, IA

2nd Place – Lance Froke, Hull, IA

3rd Place – Jayden Hiemstra, Orange City, IA

Auto & Light Duty Diesel – College

1st Place – Kordell Kooiker, Sheldon, IA

2nd Place – Joseph Tiefenthaler, Newell, IA

3rd Place – Robert Beldt, Sheldon, IA

Diesel Technology – College

1st Place – Nicholas Van Regenmorter, Sioux Center, IA

2nd Place – Samuel Kafton, Danbury, IA

3rd Place – Jason Stegemann, Matlock, IA

Welding – College

1st Place – Brock Moffitt, Spirit Lake, IA

2nd Place – Brandon Schuller, Hudson, SD

3rd Place (Tie) – Samuel Kramer, Adrian MN
Josue Galvan, Sheldon, IA

SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is also cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The mission of SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

For more information on SkillsUSA, or about any of the more than 50 programs offered at Northwest Iowa Community College, contact us by calling 712-324-5061 or 1-800-352-4907, email at, or visit our website at
At NCC – Your Success Is Our Story.