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Two Consecutive Northwest Tech Students Chosen as Succeeding SkillsUSA Kansas State President

Goodland, KS. (11/09/2020)  – For the second year in a row, Northwest Tech has announced that a current student has been chosen as the SkillsUSA Kansas State President.


Logan Klein was recently announced as the succeeding SkillsUSA Kansas President, accepting the position from a former peer, Juan Colegio.


Formerly, Juan Colegio was named as the SkillsUSA Kansas President for the 2019/2020 school year.  Colegio is a graduate of Northwest Tech’s CSI program and is currently finishing his Criminal Justice degree at Fort Hays State University. While attending Northwest Tech, Colegio served as the Student Body President and was very active in several groups and organizations.


Current SkillsUSA Kansas President, Logan Klein, is finishing his final year of the Carpentry program and plans to return to Yuma, Colorado to open a small handyman business. Klein chose carpentry because he enjoys designing and fabricating solutions to a wide variety of problems in residential construction.


The newly elected officers were announced at a virtual recognition ceremony. Before being selected, candidates went through an application process including written exams, essays, interviews and a speech.


“Becoming a State SkillsUSA President takes dedication and persistence”, said Northwest Tech’s SkillsUSA administrator, Rory Kling, “Having repeat State Officers from Northwest Tech will help advocate for the skilled trades and vocational education throughout the state of Kansas.”


SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Education partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA provides educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development by building and reinforcing self-confidence, work attitudes, and communications skills.

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