Category: Highlights

‘An Olympics of trades’: Southampton man goes for gold in world plumbing competition

SOUTHAMPTON — Tim Girouard may be the world’s best plumber under the age of 23. Next week, the 20-year-old graduate of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School will be put to the test in Kazan, Russia at the WorldSkills Competition, a global contest in various trades. Read the full story on Daily Hampshire Gazette online.

Nampa student engineer heads to Russia to compete in WorldSkills competition

NAMPA, Idaho — With Idaho continuing to grow, the demand for construction across the state is booming. According to local contractors, it’s tough to keep up with the demand because there are not enough people trained in career and technical jobs. But an organization called SkillsUSA is working to train more students in those fields. See the…
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NNU student heads to World Skills Competition

NAMPA — Benjamin Campbell is entering his junior year at Northwest Nazarene University, but he’s already made history by helping design the satellite MakerSat-1, which is planned to launch in December. Read the full story, and watch the video on KIVI TV online.

WorldSkills USA Team to square off against world’s best in variety of competitions

Julia Spondike, a WorldSkills competitor, joins Good Day Chicago to talk about this year’s competition, which takes place in Kazan, Russia from Aug. 22-27. Watch the full video on Fox 32 Chicago online.

Brittany Whitestone appears TV Show, Coffee With

WJZ talks to Brittany Whitestone representing the USA in Print Media Technology at the 2019 WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia. Watch the clip on WJZ.com.

SkillsUSA WorldSkills USA Team Heads to Russia This Month for International Competition

SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, is sending 22 career and technical education competitors to Kazan, Russia, to compete in 20 skill categories during the 45th biennial event Aug. 22-27. The WorldSkills Competition will showcase trade skills including collision repair and automotive refinish, along with construction and building technology,…
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SkillsUSA WorldSkills USA Team Heads to International Competition for Young Skilled Workers

Highlights Importance of a Competitive, Highly Skilled Workforce Leesburg, Va., Aug. 6, 2019 — SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, is sending 22 career and technical education competitors to Kazan, Russia, to compete in 20 skill categories during the 45th biennial event Aug. 22-27. The WorldSkills Competition will showcase…
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These 6 Women Are Breaking Barriers In The Meat Industry

Historically, butchery has been a brawny boys club, with the exception of the lowest-paying meatpacking jobs. But today, women are joining the industry in droves, and having real influence on its future. Read the full story on HuffPost.com.

Harrison Represents United States at WorldSkills

GROVELAND — Ethan Harrison, 19, will represent the United States at the 2019 WorldSkills competition which will be held in Kazan, Russia. The WorldSkills event is an international contest for young craftsmen who compete in over 40 different trade categories. Read the full story on the Bingham County Chronicle online.

International Contest Spotlights Trade Skills, Competitors

For Daylan Torres, it’s his skill in baking that’s taking him to Russia. Ethan Harrison’s abilities in cabinetmaking have him making similar overseas plans. And so it goes for 20 other young Americans who will represent the United States at WorldSkills, an international showcase of skilled trades scheduled to feature teams from more than 70 countries.…
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