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Washburn Tech - SkillsUSA

We are seeking your assistance in sponsoring a group of "Champions" from Washburn University Institute of Technology who will participate in the SkillsUSA National Championships. Our students are preparing for the Kansas State Championships Conference in Hutchinson, KS, where the winners of the 1st place will earn the chance to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, GA this summer.

SkillsUSA is a national competition that promotes collaboration between students and industry professionals, which plays a crucial role in shaping a skilled workforce. Students compete in various occupations such as computer technology, cabinetmaking, culinary arts, construction, automotive, precision machining, and graphic design, competing against both time and peers.

Washburn Tech has consistently excelled as a national leader in producing SkillsUSA champions, with our students earning over 690 medals at the state level and 24 medals nationally. Some have even qualified to compete internationally. Your generous contribution will enable us to send the next generation of industry professionals to test their skills against the best in their fields.

Our success is deeply rooted in the support we receive from both industry and the community. Your help is crucial at this juncture. It costs approximately $1,000 to send a student to Atlanta for a national competition. Last year, we proudly sent 28 students, the largest contingent from Kansas, and they returned with 6 medals. This year, we aim to send an even larger group. Your donation will play a vital role in ensuring that Northeast Kansas is well-represented and supported in the skilled trades.

Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 Men's and Women's Golf 98
2 $1,750 Mass Media Career Accelerator Fund 96
3 $1,250 Sports Traditions and Cultural History of London 80
4 $500 Adopt-A-Turtle 78
5 $500 Volleyball 40
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Business Dean's Fund $20,355.00
2 Jim Concannon Deanship $11,535.00
3 SOL Summer Public Interest Stipends $11,434.00
4 Mulvane Art Museum $11,150.00
5 Dean's Fund & Scholarships - Law $9,425.00
SkillsUSA Match
Washburn University board of trustees will match dollar-for-dollar up to $500 toward gifts given to the SkillsUSA project at Washburn Tech.
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