Hutchinson, KS – NCK Tech students from both the Hays and Beloit campuses came together to compete in the Skills USA National competition that concluded on Friday, April 27, 2018. The college walked away with two golds, one silver, and five bronze awards. “We are proud of the successful history our school has had at the annual state and national SkillsUSA competition. Since 2014 we have taken Gold four times and Silver five times at the state level. At nationals we have placed in the top 10 twice with one of those time being fourth. This year students in the Telecommunication program took first and second in the Telecommunication Cabling competition as well as third in the Internetworking competition (This was the first year we competed in this event). I feel this speaks volumes to the quality of the education and experience NCK Tech offers their students.” states Tom Magnett, Telecommunications Instructor.

SkillsUSA is a national membership association for students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

Students from NCK Tech received the follow awards: Jerod Windholz, Hays Automotive Technology II program, Bronze; Trent Elsen, Charles McConnell, Jarrod Otott, Gold, Beloit Welding Fab team, Wayne Sprague, Beloit Welding, Bronze; Skylar Hanson, Beloit Diesel, Bronze; Cory Koetter, Beloit Information Technology, Bronze; Gavin Ginn, Beloit Telecommunications, Gold, Evan Ouellette, Beloit Telecommunications, Silver.

NCK Tech is a fully accredited 2-year technical college with campuses in Beloit and Hays, KS. They tout 25 different programs to choose from and most programs are either 9 or 18 months in duration. The college also offers credits that transfer to 4-year institutions for students who are looking to further their education. To discover more about NCK Tech visit their website at