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Diman Grad Daylan Torres Showing Off Baking Skills Around the Globe

Diman Grad Daylan Torres Showing Off Baking Skills Around the Globe

One could say Daylan Torres’ baking and pastry talents are sandwiched between two continents: he recently competed in Chongqing, China,...
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Clear Springs Grad Taking Cooking Skills International

Clear Springs Grad Taking Cooking Skills International

Ever since he can remember, Colt Schultz has dreamed of being a chef. “I remember always tugging on my mom’s...
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Hard Work, Persistence Pay Off for Young Welder Headed to WorldSkills

Hard Work, Persistence Pay Off for Young Welder Headed to WorldSkills

Good things come to those who work. They might not come right away, but they come. Just ask Ryan Fincher,...
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3M Gets an Up Close and Personal View of Future Workforce

3M Gets an Up Close and Personal View of Future Workforce

Deciding to offer time, talent and resources to an organization that stages competitions for kids to learn more about the...
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Teenage Plumber Timothy Girouard Heads to Russia For WorldSkills Competition

Teenage Plumber Timothy Girouard Heads to Russia For WorldSkills Competition

Apprentice plumber Timothy Girouard, 19, will board a plane in late-August for a 14-hour flight that will take him 4,800...
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Profile of a CCISD Graduate

Profile of a CCISD Graduate

Colt Schultz has had a knack for cooking ever since he was old enough to reach the counter in his...
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Winters Mills High Alumna Taking Her Expertise in Print Media to WorldSkills Competition in Russia

Winters Mills High Alumna Taking Her Expertise in Print Media to WorldSkills Competition in Russia

A Carroll County woman will be representing the U.S. in a worldwide competition in Russia with her talents in print...
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Ethan Harrison Participates in SkillsUSA National Signing Day

Ethan Harrison Participates in SkillsUSA National Signing Day

https://youtu.be/UlqznzHtod0 SkillsUSA National Signing Day took place on Wednesday, May 8. Over 300 schools and an estimated 3,000 students participated...
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Julia Spondike: Attitude for Learning, Aptitude for Achieving

Julia Spondike: Attitude for Learning, Aptitude for Achieving

“I wanted the most elite college experience I could find! I pursued education at a trade school, then upon graduation,...
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Now There’s a National ‘Signing Day’ for Career Programs

Now There’s a National ‘Signing Day’ for Career Programs

Today is the first nationwide celebration designed to celebrate teenagers' decisions to pursue careers in the skilled trades. Students who...
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Young Masters of Skilled Trades Prepare for World Stage

Young Masters of Skilled Trades Prepare for World Stage

High school junior Rhett Fields was one of the best young cabinet makers in the United States and had recently...
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Fitchburg autobody tech revved up for international skills competition

Fitchburg autobody tech revved up for international skills competition

LUNENBURG -- Tinkering with greasy car engines has been a favorite pastime for David "DJ" Fors since a young age,...
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Young cabinetmaker to compete at WorldSkills Competition in Russia

Young cabinetmaker to compete at WorldSkills Competition in Russia

LEESBURG, Va. — Ethan Harrison, of Blackfoot, Idaho, will represent the United States in Cabinetmaking at the biennial WorldSkills Competition in...
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Young Skilled Welding Technician to Compete at WorldSkills Competition

Young Skilled Welding Technician to Compete at WorldSkills Competition

Ryan Fincher, of Cedartown, will represent the United States in Welding at the biennial WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia. Fincher...
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20-Year-Old Technician Ryan Meppelink Prepares for International Competition

20-Year-Old Technician Ryan Meppelink Prepares for International Competition

Ryan Meppelink, a 20-year-old student from Zeeland, Mich., has been fascinated with all things mechanical since he was 14. For some...
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WorldSkills USA Team Trains at 3M

WorldSkills USA Team Trains at 3M

On March 11-12, the WorldSkills USA team members and their experts, traveled to St. Paul, Minn., for two days of...
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From terra firma to outer space, NNU student solves problems

From terra firma to outer space, NNU student solves problems

Benjamin Campbell seems pretty good at designing things. It’s something he’s done all his life, he said. When the 20-year-old...
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NNU engineering student helps make NASA history

NNU engineering student helps make NASA history

NAMPA, Idaho — To a promising engineering student, some might say, "the sky's the limit," but for 19-year-old Northwest Nazarene...
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Readying for WorldSkills Cabinet Competition: Like Olympic Training

Readying for WorldSkills Cabinet Competition: Like Olympic Training

MADISON, Wis. -  Training for WorldSkills is like training for the Olympics. A lot of countries take it very seriously, with...
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Graphics Student Heads to World Competition

Graphics Student Heads to World Competition

Brittany Whitestone, a two-time SkillsUSA champion, will compete in August in the print media technology category. Brittany Whitestone is a...
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