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 25-26.
Automotive Service Technology – College
1st Place – Thomas Holzman, Alton
2nd Place – Hunter Daisy, Sac City
3rd Place – Duncan Schwebach, Granville

Automotive Service Technology – High School
1st Place – Robert Beldt, Sheldon
2nd Place – Kordell Kooiker, Sheldon
3rd Place – Reid Van Voorst, Hull

Diesel Equipment Technology – College
1st Place – Josh Zemler, Adrian, MN
2nd Place – Shane DeWit, Hull
3rd Place – Dan Elgersma, Sanborn

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 40 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
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