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Linn State students win at national SkillsUSA championship

Four Linn State Technical College students, were medalist at the 49th Annual National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held June 24-28 in Kansas City, Missouri.

For a second year in a row, Jordan Kleffner, Jefferson City, Missouri, brought home a gold medal in Plumbing for Linn State.  Kleffner is a recent graduated of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology program.

Brock Misner, Frohna, Missouri, also brought home a gold medal in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning for a second year in a row.  Misner is a current student in the Industrial Electricity program. 

Brady Middlecamp, Jefferson City, Missouri, brought home a silver medal in Electronic Technology.  Middlecamp is a current student in the Electronics Engineering Technology program.

Salman Ahmad, Owensville, Missouri, brought home a bronze medal in Internetworking. Ahmad is a recent graduate of the Networking Systems Technology program.

Linn State Technical College students win medals at 49th Annual National SkillsUSA.  Pictured, L-R:  Salman Ahmad, Brady Middlecamp, Jordan Kleffner and Brock Misner.


More than 15,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participated in the week-long event.  Linn State Technical College had 20 students participate in the contest. 

During the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, industry leaders representing over a thousand businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized students from all around the country for their demonstrated excellence in more than 90 hands-on occupational and leadership contests.

Linn Sate Technical College is Missouri’s only state technical college.  Hands-on technical courses balanced with a strong foundation in communication, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking prepare graduates for profitable employment and a life of learning.  

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