HVAC/R student Clemmer places fourth nationally

September 5, 2017

HVAC/R student John Clemmer placed fourth at the National SkillsUSA competition in the college category for heating/air conditioning and refrigeration held last June in Louisville.

“John put a lot of effort and time in preparing for the competition. I am very proud of his accomplishments,” says Randy Kidder, HVAC/R instructor.

Clemmer placed first at the Minnesota SkillsUSA that was held March 31-April 2. All first-place winners have the opportunity to compete at the national level.

SkillsUSA was held in Louisville, KY, June 19-23, for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners —participate in the weeklong event.

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.

The championships reward students for excellence, involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and keep training relevant to employers’ needs.

Congratulations, John!

Kate Wallace