Category: Highlights

Four Automotive Students Headed to Russia for WorldSkills Competition

SkillsUSA announced that 20 young competitors, including four automotive students, will represent the U.S. at WorldSkills, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. The competition will be held in Kazan, Russia, during the Global Trade Skills Competition Aug. 22-27, 2019. Every two years, competitors from 76 countries and regions around the world compete in…
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Q&A With Brittany Whitestone, Two-Time SkillsUSA National Champion

If you would have asked Brittany Whitestone, a junior at the California University of Pennsylvania, if she knew she was going to win the 2016 and 2017 SkillsUSA national competition, she would have said no. To her surprise, she did and now she’s preparing to compete at the WorldSkills Competition this August in Russia. We…
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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 Lockhaven.com.

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 WhatTheyThink.com.

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 TheChattanoogan.com.

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 Fox8.com.

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 HollandSentinel.com.

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 SouthCoastToday.com.

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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