Sao Paulo, Brazil, -  11 student members of the United States SkillsUSA World Team competed at the WorldSkills Americas competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The competition was weeklong from November 11th – 18th and had students participating from 23 countries.  Seven of the eleven SkillsUSA student competitors won medals in their events, including three gold medals, two silver and two bronze.  CNC Turning and CNC Milling were two of the ten competitions entered by SkillsUSA Students. The medalist were:
 

  • Automobile Technology — Kieron Kohlmann, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. — Gold and “Best in Nation”

  • Cabinetmaking — Daniel Berrios, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pa. — Gold 

  • Autobody Repair — George Mason, Lexington Technology Center, Lexington, S.C. — Gold 

  • Plumbing and Heating — Nicholas Michalenko, Smith Vocational, Northampton, Mass. — Silver 

  • CNC Milling — Joshua Bedell, Pinellas Technical Education Center, Clearwater, Fla. — Silver 

  • CNC Turning — Ronald Olkowski, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. — Bronze 

  • Cooking — Matthew Lorman, North Point High School, Waldorf, Md. — Bronze


The Manufacturing Institute would like to congratulate all of the SkillsUSA competitors for their accomplishments and proudly representing our country.

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