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College congratulates students on Minnesota State SkillsUSA competition awards

Anoka Technical College Welding students place in each contest they competed in the Minnesota State SkillsUSA conference held ­­­around the state in early April.

Congratulations to:
  • Bri Bader: 1st place winner for welding sculpture
  • Karl Ludwig: 2nd place winner for individual welding
  • Bri Bader, Nolan Loughrey and Logan Stockamp: 3rd place winners for team welding
Bader winning sculpture, a piano made from stainless steel and brass, earns her a spot in the SkillsUSA National Conference, Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29 in Kansas City, MO.

More than 15,000 individuals from across the country will attend this conference. Skills USA brings technical college students from across the state together for this competition.

Almost 350 business and industry leaders get together and present nearly 70 skill and leadership contests that they have prepared for the student members from across the state. The industry donates thousands of dollars in prizes in the form of scholarships, tools, reference manuals and training aids for winners and their schools.

Anoka Tech’s Advanced Welding Certificate program boosts a 100 percent placement rate.

For more information about the Welding program at Anoka Technical College, visit

Bri Bader: 1st place winner for welding sculptureCongratulations to Anoka Technical College Welding student, Bri Bader (shown) for taking 1st Place in Minnesota State SkillsUSA for her welding sculpture. Bader now advances to the SkillsUSA National Conference in June!

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