Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
GBC is a comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities to over 3,800 students across 86,500 square miles, in ten of Nevada's largest counties bordering five states. The main campus in Elko is home to an educational community that attracts students interested in a residential college experience. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
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The Great Basin College Skills USA Team competed at the state Skills USA Championship April 12-15 in Reno, Nev. A majority won gold, silver and bronze medals. Gold medal winners will go on to compete at nationals held in Louisville, KY in June.
The GBC Skills USA Team members earned the following medals at the state competition:
Students going on to nationals are in the top 2 percent of their skill sets in the country. The GBC team is made up of students who are studying programs at the college including welding, diesel, electrical systems, millwright, and instrumentation.
SkillsUSA is an organization that not only prepares students for careers in technical and skilled service occupations, but allow students to practice what they have learned in the classroom.
During the competition, students are asked to complete timed projects, some that mean starting from scratch and constructing a working product that will be judged on completeness and functionality, among other abilities.
The Skills USA Team will be hosting The Stan Popeck Memorial Barbecue and Auction Benefit 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Electrical/ Industrial Shops in the Diekhans CIT Building at 1050 Chilton Circle. The cost is a $10 dollar donation and/or an auction item donation toward the Stan Popeck Scholarship Fund for Career Technical Education Students.
Please RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, contact Heather Steel at (775) 753-2303.
In Photo: Gold medal winner Rebecca Bonales poses with her welding sculpture entry. Bonales and other gold medal winners will attend the national Skills USA competition this June.
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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!
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