News Release

Technical and Industrial students fare well at national competition

Six Lewis-Clark State College Technical and Industrial students recently competed at the National SkillsUSA championships in Kansas City. Titus Hansen, Aaron Yama, and Kevin Hurst represented Automated Manufacturing Technology as a team and Robin Faucett competed as an individual in Automated Manufacturing Technology. Cody Hendrickx represented Heating-Air Conditioning & Appliance Technology (HACAT), and Steven Hanatsch represented Information Systems Analysis. LCSC advisors who attended include Robert McDonald, Mark Smith, and Teresa Nash.
Hansen, Yama, Hurst, Hanatsch, and Hendrickx won gold medals at the Idaho SkillsUSA competition in Boise, which qualified them for the national competition. Faucett won silver at the state competition and earned a spot in the national competition as an alternate.
All six finished in the top 10 at Kansas City and Cody Hendrickx brought home a bronze medal in the HACAT contest. Hendrickx, who is from St. Maries, ID, graduated from LCSC's HACAT program in May and was honored as the 2013 Outstanding Graduate in the LCSC Technical and Industrial Division. He currently works for Mike's Heating and Air in Lewiston.
Hendrickx won over $2500 in prizes including tools and clothing specific for the trade.
The contests serve to evaluate contestants' preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the various facets of the manufacturing field.