Gold, silver, bronze medals for HTC students at SkillsUSA

Dmitry Katkov earned a gold medal at SkillsUSA

Brooklyn Park, June 29, 2021 –  Congratulations to the Hennepin Technical College (HTC) students who earned gold, silver, and bronze medals at SkillsUSA, a national competition for career and technical students.

The annual SkillsUSA conference was a showcase of the best career and technical education students in the nation. Students competed in 106 different trade, technical and leadership events. The 2021 SkillsUSA Championships was held virtually in June.

All of the HTC winners in the national championship had previously won gold medals in Minnesota’s SkillsUSA competition which allowed them to advance to the national contest.

Dmitry Katkov, HTC student, earned a gold medal in Computer Programming.

“Thank you so much for the help and support from HTC throughout this process! It was a fun experience and I learned a lot during both the preparation and the competition phases,” said Dmitry.

Two HTC students in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R) earned silver medals; Andrew Franz and Kian Howard. Howard attended HTC while simultaneously attending Wayzata High School in the PSEO (Post-Secondary Enrollment Options) program.

In the Information Technology Services competition, HTC student Wendy Olson earned a bronze medal.

About Hennepin Technical College
Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College (HTC) is the largest stand-alone technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, the college has a diverse student population and offers degree and non-degree courses in over 45 programs. HTC is a member of Minnesota State, which includes 30 colleges and seven state universities.

About SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a nonprofit partnership of education and industry founded in 1965 to strengthen the nation’s skilled workforce. Driven by employer demand, SkillsUSA helps students develop necessary personal and workplace skills along with technical skills grounded in academics. SkillsUSA has served more than 13.6 million members since 1965.