Students of North Idaho College’s Collision Repair Technology program took home silver and bronze medals from the annual Idaho Skills USA competition in Boise in April.
NIC competed among 20 other college contestants in hands-on categories including small dent repair, estimating, structural analysis, plastic repair and welding. Participants were also judged on their performance on a written test, interview and resume.
Ryan Hanley, of Post Falls, took home the silver medal in the competition. Gavin Krieg, of Post Falls, took home the bronze medal.
As the only one-year program in the state, NIC is typically the underdog going into the competition against two-year schools, said Calvin DeHaas, NIC Collision Repair Technology instructor. Collision Repair Technology is a 10-month professional-technical program at NIC.
North Idaho College Collision Repair Technology students recently placed in the 2012 Skills USA state competition. Pictured are Ryan Hanley, instructor Calvin DeHaas and Gavin Krieg.