Author: Craig

Employers, Work Force Agency Talk About Needs

LOCK HAVEN — Registered nurses and nursing assistants. Truck drivers. Maintenance and repair technicians. Electronic technicians or “mechatronics.” Construction workers. Read the full story on

Meet This Year’s SkillsUSA National Champion

Brittany Whitestone, a junior at California University of Pennsylvania, is this year’s national champion of SkillsUSA, an organization that creates technical standards for students to showcase what they’ve learned. Read the full story and watch the video on

GNTC Alum Ryan Fincher Is 1 Of 6 Finalists For An International Welding Competition

Georgia Northwestern Technical College alumnus Ryan Fincher of Cedartown is one of six finalists selected for the American Welding Society U.S. Invitational Weld Trials – part of a four stage process to select the SkillsUSA World Team Welder to represent the nation at the 2019 WorldSkills Completion. Read the full story on

WorldSkills USA Will Go for Gold in Kazan, Russia at Global Trade Skills Competition

Competitors will represent the United States against the greatest young talents in the world Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA today revealed 22 young competitors who will represent the United States at WorldSkills, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a…
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Fox Recipe Box: Julia’s 4-Ingredient Fall Pasta

CLEVELAND, Ohio — She is a rising star on the American culinary scene and aspiring chef Julia Spondike stopped by the Fox 8 studio to catch us up on what she’s been up to and also share her simple Fall Pasta recipe. Read and watch the full story on

Careerline Tech students win national diesel tech honors

LOUISVILLE — Careerline Tech Center diesel and heavy mechanics program student Nate Graveling placed first in the nation in diesel equipment technology at the 2018 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 29, in Louisville, Ky. Read the full story on

To Russia with pastries; Dartmouth man will participate in 2019 world baking competition

DARTMOUTH — Next year around this time, Daylan Torres will be preparing for a trip to Russia for the WorldSkills Competition as part of the SkillsUSA WorldTeam. Read the full story on

WorldSkills Flag Circling Globe Stops in Atlanta

SkillsUSA represented the United States as the WorldSkills flag, which is traveling around the world in advance of the next competition, made a stop in Atlanta March 24. In each city where the international competition has been held, a patch is added to the flag. SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence placed the U.S. patch on…
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Former SkillsUSA Competitor Selected to the WorldSkills Champions Trust

Kieron Kohlmann Represents the United States and the WorldSkills Americas Leesburg, Va. — Kieron Kohlmann, a former SkillsUSA Championships and SkillsUSA WorldTeam competitor, has been chosen to represent the western hemisphere’s WorldSkills Americas as a member of the WorldSkills Champions Trust (WSCT). Each WSCT ambassador was a WorldSkills competitor in 2013, 2015 or 2017. Ranging…
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In the World Championships of Vocational Skills, Contestants Go for the Gold

SkillsUSA competitor Jordan Baker was featured in The Wall Street Journal on Oct. 30 in an article, “The Thrill of Victory in Welding, Baking and Bricklaying,” about the recent WorldSkills competition, held Oct. 14-19 in Abu Dhabi. Baker practiced nearly daily for more than six months on bread-making techniques under the close eye of her…
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