LIT brings home two silver medals from SkillsUSA contest


(LIT Press Release)

Two Lamar Institute of Technology students earned medals at the National SkillsUSA Competition held June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo.

Kenneth Ross, a utility line technology student, earned a silver medal in job skill demonstration open. In this contest, competitors demonstrate and explain an entry-level job skill. His advisor was Rusty Koenig, program director of utility line technology.

John Sterling, a computer networking and troubleshooting technology major, earned a silver medal in computer maintenance. He was asked to identify and repair computer hardware malfunctions, and also took the A+ Certification exam. Sterling’s faculty advisor was Tim Storbeck, Instructor II of computer networking and troubleshooting technology.

LIT took 14 students to the national contest. Students earned the right to attend the competition by winning gold medals in the state competition, held in the spring.