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July 7, 2023

SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference 2023 Results

The National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference took place in Atlanta, Georgia from June 19-23, 2023 with over 16,300 students, advisors, and business and industry partners in attendance. Please help us congratulate all of the Minnesota SkillsUSA contestants that placed in the top 10 or earned Skill Point Certificates!

Alexandria Technical and Community College

Alexandria technical and community college logo

Aaron Golden*
2nd Place/Silver Medal
Skills Point Certificate
Motorcycle Service Technology

Luke Johnson*
2nd Place/Silver Medal
Skills Point Certificate
Power Equipment Technology

Central Lakes College

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Koal Plautz
9th Place
Diesel Equipment Technology (High School)

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Minnesota State Community and Technical College logo

Cole Riegert
6th Place
Diesel Equipment Technology (Post-Secondary)

St. Cloud Technical and Community College

St. Cloud Technical and Community College logo

Spencer Doran*
Skills Point Certificate
Collision Repair Technology

South Central College

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Noah Tenney*
8th Place
Skills Point Certificate
Automotive Refinishing Technology

Skill Point Certificates*
SkillsUSA awards Skill Point Certificates to outstanding national contestants in the SkillsUSA Championships. The Skill Point Certificate represents the pinnacle of achievement in demonstrating proficiency and workplace readiness in the student’s occupational specialty. The industry leaders who defined the competencies for each contest determined a “cut score” that indicates excellence for students in technical or leadership events.

About SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a nonprofit partnership of education and industry founded in 1965 to
strengthen our nation’s skilled workforce. Driven by employer demand, SkillsUSA helps
students develop necessary personal and workplace skills along with technical skills
grounded in academics. This SkillsUSA Framework empowers every student to succeed at
work and in life, while helping to close the skills gap in which millions of positions go
unfilled. Through SkillsUSA’s championships program and curricula, employers have long
ensured schools are teaching relevant technical skills, and with SkillsUSA’s new credentialing
process, they can now assess how ready potential employees are for the job. SkillsUSA has
members nationwide in high schools, colleges and middle schools, covering over 130 trade,
technical and skilled service occupations, and is recognized by the U.S. departments of
Education and Labor as integral to career and technical education. We have served 14.2
million members since 1965. For more information: