2011 SkillsUSA DCTC Student Takes FIrst!

Published on: April 4, 2011

Filled Under: Contests and Opportunities, Graphic Design, Uncategorized

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Graphic Design Technology student Kristin Vanevenhoven took first place in the state Advertising Design competition for SkillsUSA. The competition took place Saturday, March 26, at the Carver/Scott Cooperative School in Savage.

There were four students from the Visual Communication department that competed against other metropolitan technical college design students. The competition has three parts; a mechanical art section, a creative design section and a written test of design and production knowledge. The contest is an intense, 6 hour effort by the students. Four students from the VCOM department represented DCTC in the Ad. Design contest; Stephen Kasper, Miao Li (Magic), Jordan Schopper (Third Place) and Kristin Vanevenhoven.

Stephen Kasper stated upon finishing the contest Saturday, “What an experience, I learned a lot about myself, it felt like I was on my first day on the job. I’m exhausted”.

Faculty advisor for Ad. Design, Peter Skoro, worked with the students in preparation to the contest. “I gave them a project to do as practice weeks before the contest and reviewed it with them. I knew they all had a great chance of placing from what I’d seen.”

Kristin will move on to represent the State of Minnesota at the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Kansas, this summer.

SkillsUSA is a national honor club offered at the secondary and post-secondary (college) levels. The program promotes leadership skills and technical college training skills. If you are interested to learn more for next year, contact VCOM Instructor Peter Skoro; peter.skoro@dctc.edu or 651-423-8530.

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