To win his national gold medal in Collision Repair from SkillsUSA, HHS junior Paul Sullivan had to estimate his fender job, fix the fender dent (metal fender with a plastic attachment), weld, repaint the fender and take two written tests, all between 8AM and 3PM, and all against 15 other contestants. After that victory in Burlington, Paul will head for the 46th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA in Kansas City in June.
Paul has raced stock cars in Canaan, NH since he was eleven. Today he splits his time between attending HHS, attending the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, and maintaining the cars he drives.
According to its web site, SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure that America has a skilled work force. Its mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The organization serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually, and has 13,000 school chapters. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Posted by Hanoverlife at 7:00 AM