Name: Matt Haan
Major: CAD Drafting and Tool Design
Involvement: Skills USA, Circle K International, Association of Tool Designers
Achievements: Founder’s Full Tuition Scholarship, Skills USA Technical Drafting MI State Champion
Freshman Matt Haan recently became the state champion at a Skills USA competition involving 3D modeling parts and creating an assembly, then creating useful production-quality prints of the parts for manufacturing. Matt achieved the title of “state champion” college/postsecondary for technical drafting. “Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce,” Matt explained. “The competitions contain events in all sorts of trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.” Because of the title that Matt earned, he will be traveling to Kansas City from June 24th-28th, 2013, to compete nationally in a similar competition. “It will be more in-depth and involved while competing against other state champions,” Matt said. “I’ll be going with six other students that are competing in other competitions.”
The Honors Program wishes the best of luck to Matt at his competition in Kansas City!