WATC students earn 23 medals at SkillsUSA Kansas


Each year WATC has representatives from many of our programs compete in SkillsUSA. We are proud to announce that at the 2016 Kansas state competition WATC walked away with 12 gold medals, from 11 WATC students, 8 silver medals and 3 bronze medals.  From these results 11 WATC students will be sent to the SkillsUSA National Competition in June, held in Louisville, Kentucky.

Police Science Skills USA 2016


Help us congratulate the following students:


High School Competitions:


Aviation Maintenance

Parker Fredrickson – GOLD

John Cipra – SILVER

Travis Cooley – BRONZE


Criminal Justice

Jacob Hall – GOLD

Kaitlin Ayres – SILVER


Post-Secondary Competitions:


Architectural Design

Emily Daily – GOLD


Automated Manufacturing Technology

(Team) Tyler Koch, Joseph Shaffer, William Tate – GOLD


Auto Service Technology

Elias Nicholson – GOLD

Aviation Maintenance

Neil McDonald – GOLD

Josh Metz – SILVER

Bryan Cox – Bronze


Crime Scene Investigation

(Team) Kailyn Carter, Yamile Rocha – SILVER


Criminal Justice

Dakota Kidd – GOLD



Nicholas Klaassen – BRONZE


Precision Machining

Technical Drafting

Brendan McBride – GOLD

Lance Woods – SILVER



Welding Sculpture

Zedaki Hadley – GOLD

Justin Miller – SILVER


Leadership Competition:


Job Interview

Tyler Koch – GOLD (Tyler is choosing to compete in Automated Manufacturing competition at Nationals)



WATC also earned awards for having the largest Post-Secondary Skills USA chapter in the state of Kansas, and a bronze award for Increased Membership (24 new members over last year).


SkillsUSA serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs at our Kansas public high schools and colleges. The organization today has 79 school chapters, and serves more than 3,600 members annually. More than 142 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA. Members of SkillsUSA are known in their schools and communities as leaders and skilled professionals in training. (Skillsusakansas.org)

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4004 N Webb Rd
Wichita, Kansas, 67226
Phone: 316-677-9400