In the World Championships of Vocational Skills, Contestants Go for the Gold
Published: October 30, 2017
SkillsUSA competitor Jordan Baker was featured in The Wall Street Journal on Oct. 30 in an article, “The Thrill of Victory in Welding, Baking and Bricklaying,” about the recent WorldSkills competition, held Oct. 14-19 in Abu Dhabi. Baker practiced nearly daily for more than six months on bread-making techniques under the close eye of her technical expert. SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence was interviewed by reporter Bill Spindle for the article.
For the full story: https://www.skillsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/The-Thrill-of-Victory-in-Welding-Baking-and-Bricklaying-WSJ.pdf
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.