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May 2, 2018

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Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
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MCCC WELDING STUDENTS WIN 5 MEDALS AT STATE COMPETITION

Monroe, Mich. – Monroe County Community College welding students took home five medals at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference in late April, taking home five metals.

At the conference, which was held in Grand Rapids, MCCC students competed among 1,500 other students who were prepared by 500 business and industry leaders.

  • Tony Simko of Monroe earned a gold medal for his performance in the MIG welding Competition. Simko is a freshman working toward an associate degree in welding technology.
  • Hunter Chandler of Ida earned a silver medal for his performance in MIG welding. Chandler is a dual enrolled student at MCCC through the Ida Middle College program and is working on   completing his American Welding Society QC10 certification.
  • Brandon Turner of Monroe earned a silver medal for his performance in the overall welding competition, which includes thermal cutting applications.  Turner is a sophomore working toward an associate degree in welding technology.
  • Wyatt Liedel of Dundee earned a silver medal for his performance in the stick welding competition.  He is a freshman working toward an associate degree in welding technology.
  • Cameron Jones, of Monroe, earned a bronze medal for in the stick welding competition. Jones is a freshman working toward an associate degree in welding technology.

The students’ trip to Grand Rapids for the conference was made possible with sponsorship support from DTE Energy, Ventower Industries, and Bakers Gas & Welding Supplies, Inc.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.
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