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Competitors Hone Their Skills Before WorldSkills Event

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Student expert trains at Pittsburg State University to hone his skills prior to the 2022 WorldSkills competition. The WorldSkills Competition is essentially the “Olympics” for the skilled trades. Every two years, competitors from around the world come together to showcase their skills in more than 60 content areas in hopes of gold, silver, or…
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Madison College Trains Student for the ‘Olympics of Trade Skills’

Though Gabe Krebs spends his days working as a technician at a Caterpillar dealership, the job is more than just fixing heavy machinery — it also serves as his training for an upcoming global competition. Krebs, a 21-year-old graduate of Dakota County Technical College in Minnesota, has less than a year left before he heads…
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World Class Competitors in Automotive Technology Train at PSU

When someone wants to be the best in the world in automotive technology, they come to train at Pittsburg State University. And only Pittsburg State.  That’s why Ian Gregor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is on campus this week: he’s preparing for the WorldSkills competition, to be held in Shanghai, China, in October, in a facility with top-notch technology under the…
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Minnesota’s Gabe Krebs to Compete in WorldSkills in Shanghai

One year from now, some of the world’s brightest and most highly trained young adults will gather in Shanghai for the 46th WorldSkills technician event. The contestants will go head-to-head seeking gold, silver and bronze medals. Read the full story on the Transport Topics News site.

SkillsUSA Begins Team Selection for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

Competitors will represent the United States against the greatest young talents in the world Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA will once again field a team of talented young skilled trades experts who will represent the United States at the 46th WorldSkills Competition, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. SkillsUSA and its technical experts in…
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Ferris State recognizes local student as Outstanding Graduate

BIG RAPIDS — Former Zeeland East and Careerline Tech Center student Ryan Meppelink was recently recognized as an outstanding graduate by Ferris State University during the school’s Dec. 14 commencement. Meppelink, a 2016 graduate of ZEHS, completed his Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology degree at FSU during the fall 2019 semester. Read the full story…
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Normal West, BACC graduate places 11th in international competition

BLOOMINGTON — Rebekah Hagberg didn’t know what she was getting into when she started cosmetology classes at the Bloomington Area Career Center. Three years later, she stood on a world stage, representing the United States in Kazan, Russia. Read the full story on The Pantagraph.

ZEHS grad Ryan Meppelink competes in international competition

Zeeland East graduate Ryan Meppelink recently competed on the world stage of heavy machinery work. The Ferris State University student was a member of SkillsUSA national team in the WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia, from Aug. 22-27. Team USA won the bronze medal at the competition featuring more than 60 countries. Meppelink called the experience…
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Poised Performance Nets Meppelink WorldSkills Bronze Medal, Best of Nation Award for U.S. Team

A senior preparing to graduate from Ferris State University’s College of Engineering Technology addressed his first assignments of the Fall 2019 semester from southwestern Russia. He was competing in a global skills competition for students of skilled professions. Read the full story on

SkillsUSA WorldSkills USA Team Earns Bronze Medal and Four Medallions of Excellence at International Event

Highlights Importance of a Competitive, Highly Skilled Workforce Leesburg, Va., Aug. 29, 2019 —The WorldSkills USA team won a bronze medal in Heavy Vehicle Technology and earned four Medallions of Excellence at the WorldSkills Competition held Aug. 22-27 in Kazan, Russia. SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, fielded and…
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