Representing Eastern Wyoming College, Tanner Tipsword, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, has won 1st place in the SkillsUSA national championship competition in welding. The SkillsUSA Championships was recently held in Kansas City, MO as part of the SkillsUSA 48thAnnual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students.
Tipsword graduated from EWC in May with an associate of applied science degree in welding and joining technology and a one-year certificate in machine tool technology.
EWC Welding Instructor and SkillsUSA Advisor Stan Nicolls shared the following about the SkillsUSA program at the College. “The club worked hard to meet goals of community service, fundraising and competition. It is about leadership and helping people be the very best at their trade. This was a great group of students and we are all so proud of Tanner’s accomplishments.”
Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA. For more information, visit www.SkillsUSA.org.