WITC students place in state competition
Nine Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment students from WITC-New
Richmond recently competed in the 41st annual conference of Wisconsin
SkillsUSA in Madison. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization serving teachers and
high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade,
technical and skilled service occupations, including health.
WITC-New Richmond students who placed in the top three of
their respective contest areas include: Daniel Cunningham (Ashland, Wisconsin),
first place Marine Technology; Chris LaPage (Clayton, Wisconsin), first place in
Motorcycle Technology; Deric Riopel (Hugo, Minnesota), third place in Power
Equipment Technology; and Alexa Shepler (New Richmond), second place in Job
Interview. Josh Jensen (Amery, Wisconsin) competed in power equipment.
Cunningham and LaPage will compete at the national level
in Kansas City, Missouri, during the last week of June. The WITC students and
their instructor, Dave Brown, also toured the Mercury Marine plant in Fond du
Lac and attended a VIP guided tour at the Harley Davidson motor company museum
Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician program prepares
students to troubleshoot, service, and repair recreational equipment. Also,
because WITC is an accredited Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) testing
facility, students have the opportunity to become industry certified.