SBVC Wins Big at SkillsUSA State Competition

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San Bernardino Valley College sent 18 students and seven faculty members from the Applied Technology Division to compete in the SkillsUSA Annual California State Leadership and Skills Conference in Ontario, California. Over 2,500 students represented schools from Indio and Orange County to the U.S.-Mexico border in order to compete in 80 different contests. These students qualified for this state competition by placing in the top six in the regional competition in March.

Wolverines demonstrated their abilities in a variety of technical fields, including Automotive, Culinary Arts, Diesel, HVAC/R, Machinist and Welding. In total, SBVC earned ten medals! The winners included Omar Landin (Gold, Automotive, Refinishing), Duc Le (Gold, Machinist, CNC Technician), Andrew Ortiz (Gold, Machinist, Precision Machining Technology), Jesus Aispruo (Silver, Machinist, Precision Machining Technology), Skyler Stueve (Bronze, Machinist, Precision Machining Technology), Alex Diaz (Silver, Welding, MIG), Jose Tovar (Silver, Welding, Shielded Metal Arc), Gabriela Mejia (Bronze, Culinary Arts), Joseph Diaz (Bronze, Diesel), Brian Harris (Bronze, HVAC/R).

Special congratulations to Automotive Collision student Omar Landin, who will be advancing to the 52nd National Leadership and Skills Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June.

Congratulations, Wolverines!