Gabriel Eady

Gabriel Eady

Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Age: 22


Representing the United States at WorldSkills in Mechatronics

WorldSkills competitor Gabriel Eady says the 2024 Mechatronics competition will allow him to see “how the skills I have acquired measure up against the best from across the globe.” Eady will compete with team member Derek Summers. Eady represented SkillsUSA Tennessee at the 2023 SkillsUSA Championships and won a gold medal in Mechatronics. He trained in the Mechatronics program at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn., and is currently working as an electrical technician for DENSO in Maryville, Tenn. At DENSO, Eady is responsible for creating, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing electrical systems. Their expert, Josh Whittington from Valdosta, Ga., will train both Eady and Summers for the competition. Eady credits his success in learning Mechatronics to “nearly two years of daily preparation, training and guidance from the professors at Roane and the supervisors and technicians at DENSO.”

Eady says he loves to learn. “It’s nice to work in a position where I get to use a wide variety of electrical and mechanical skills and that also provides challenging scenarios I can overcome to grow and learn new things.”

Eady says, “Participating in a global competition is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The opportunity to represent the U.S. and the next generation of skilled individuals that it is producing is very exciting and a great privilege.”

Download the press release about Gabriel Eady and WorldSkills USA.