The 2017 WorldSkills Competition ended this evening at du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. While the SkillsUSA WorldTeam did not receive Gold, Silver or Bronze, we did receive four medallions of excellence:
Chandler Vincent, Welding
Krzysztof Zamajtys, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
Asher Chicoine, Plumbing and Heating
Kylie Burkey, Hairdressing
Chandler Vincent also received Best in the Nation for Welding.
Congratulations to the SkillsUSA WorldTeam, and special thanks to our experts who trained the competitors.
The one-year countdown to competition has begun as SkillsUSA initiates the process to field a team of talented young skilled trades experts to represent the United States at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition to be held Sept. 10-15 in Lyon, France.
SkillsUSA has once again teamed up with Tractor Supply Company (TSC), Tractor Supply Company Foundation and Carhartt for their annual “Support the Trades” campaign designed to raise awareness of the skilled trades while helping SkillsUSA close the skilled trades gap. Carhartt and TSC have an expanded this year’s “Support the Trades” line of shirts and hats from Carhartt to benefit SkillsUSA.