Scott Curtiz May
Hometown: Port Huron, Mich.
Representing the United States at WorldSkills in CNC Milling
After discovering CNC milling at his local T.E.C. school, Scott fell in love with the trade and, in his words, “it all snowballed from there.”
“I love that my skill allows me to create nearly anything one can imagine. The more you perfect your skill in my trade, the more knowledge of things you have to create. That drives me to perfect my talents.”
Scott has been involved with SkillsUSA since he was a junior in high school. Through the rigorous training that goes into competing, he says he’s improved his soft skills as well as his technical skills.
In preparing for the WorldSkills competition, Scott plans to practice every aspect of his trade in order to have an edge over the competition. He plans to hone in on both mental and physical abilities in order to cope intense pressures of competition and secure a win.
“To me, the opportunity to represent the United States at WorldSkills means being able to showcase the strong trade skills our country has to offer.”
After WorldSkills, Scott plans on finishing his apprenticeship and then see where his career takes him.
Advice he would give to someone training in CNC milling:
“Make sure you stick to it, and always absorb all of the information that you can.”
On competing in the WorldSkills Competition:
“I am so excited for the incredible opportunity to travel and compete against the best of the trade from each country.”