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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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, and next month, he’s headed to Kazan, Russia, for another competition. Torres, a resident of Dartmouth and 2016 graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, is in the final stretch of pursuing his bachelor’s…
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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 leg in the kitchen, trying to see what she was cooking,” he said. Now a graduate of Clear Springs High School’s culinary school, Schultz, 18, is much closer to making that dream a reality. The…
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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, 21, of Cedartown, Ga. Three years ago, he was one of the six welders competing in the AWS Pre-Trials vying to represent the U.S. at WorldSkills welding competition. But he fell short, eventually to Chandler…
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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 STEM field is a major undertaking. At 3M, they take this very seriously. In fact, Maureen Tholen, sustainability director for 3M’s Industrial Business, and Safety and Graphics Business Groups, was named as the chairperson of the SkillsUSA…
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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 miles to Kazan, Russia. He’s going to want to make himself as comfortable as possible in coach class because the day after he lands, Girouard, from Southampton, Massachusetts, will represent the United States in the…
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