Author: Craig

Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone

Jordan Packer is a world-class welder, a fact corroborated by his bronze medal at the 2022 WorldSkills Competition. “World-class” is far from where he started, however. First, he had to discover that reaching a place of true fulfillment often means navigating through confidence-challenging obstacles. Packer embraced the challenge, and his patience paid off. Read the…
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WorldSkills USA Welders Featured on Arc Junkies Podcast

The Arc Junkies podcast, hosted by Jason Becker, recently featured several past WorldSkills USA welders.

SkillsUSA WorldSkills Competitor Wins Bronze in International Welding Competition, Oct. 17-20 in Cleveland

Jordan Packer of Utah won a bronze medal in Welding at the international WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, held Oct. 17-20 at the Lincoln Electric Welding Technology and Training Center in Cleveland. Packer was the sole U.S. competitor for the event, which was part of a series of 62 WorldSkills 2022 Special Edition competitions.

WorldSkills USA Will Go for Gold in International Welding Competition, Oct. 17-20 in Cleveland

Jordan Packer of Utah will compete in the upcoming WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition on Oct. 17-20. The international welding competition will be held at the Lincoln Electric Welding Technology and Training Center in Cleveland.

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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