South Central College to Host State Competition for Statewide SkillsUSA Conference Friday, April 5th

North Mankato – South Central College is proud to be the host for the Minnesota State SkillsUSA Student Competition in Precision Machining and Automated Manufacturing contests scheduled for Friday, April 5th, 2013. This is the first time in the college’s history for the competition to take place on SCC’s North Mankato Campus. Nineteen students will participate in the Precision Machining event and eight students have signed up for the Automated Manufacturing competition. The event will begin at 10:00 AM in SCC’s Computer Integrated Machining Lab (A-147) and will continue until approximately 2:00 PM.

“We are so proud that the SkillsUSA organization has chosen South Central College for their competition site,” stated Dr. Suzanne Nordblom, Dean of Academic Affairs for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. “I believe that our newly upgraded lab, SCC’s Haas Center of Excellence, was a huge benefit in attracting the competition to be hosted at SCC.”

SkillsUSA is the professional students’ organization participating in trade, industrial, technical or health training programs. SkillsUSA provides an opportunity for students with common interests to exchange ideas and attitudes, discuss problems and work together toward common goals. SkillsUSA members become involved in civic, education, professional and social activities that develop social and leadership skills.

South Central College is a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The college is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. SCC has ADA accessible facilities.

For additional information regarding the college or this press release contact Ann Anderson, Marketing Director at (507) 389-7289 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or the SkillsUSA Advisor and Computer Integrated Machining Instructor, Jon Morgan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone: 1-507-389-7252.