George Kielpinski of Foxboro and Wendell Mayo., Jr, of Boston, represented STI well in the postsecondary HVAC competition at the SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference Championships held at Blackstone Valley Tech in April. Mr. Kielpinski, awarded Gold in the contest, will continue to the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, in June.
According to skillsusa.org, SkillsUSA is a national membership organization serving middle school, high school and college/postsecondary students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. More than 335,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into 18,000 chapters and 52 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA has served more than 12.5 million annual members cumulatively since 1965. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. More than 600 business, industry and labor organizations support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions and involvement in SkillsUSA activities. Documented support to the SkillsUSA Championships is valued at more than $36 million.