Grafton scores high at SkillsUSA | Ozaukee County News | News Graphic

GRAFTON – Grafton Substantial University students designed a potent exhibiting this year at the condition SkillsUSA competition, as two brought home medals and an additional put in the top 10 of his class.

Grafton Significant School seniors Owen Pryga and Michael Rose competed at the SkillsUSA condition closing previously this month in the automotive routine maintenance and light mend group, with Pryga bringing dwelling the gold medal and Rose earning the silver medal.

“The national career and technical group, SkillsUSA, organizes state finals competitions, like the a person held (April 5 and April 6) in Madison, wherever pupils can reveal their stages of ability and 21st-century technological savvy in in excess of 70 diverse vocation regions,” said Nic Fullington, Grafton Significant Universities automobile assistance tech instructor, in a assertion.

The levels of competition entailed superior faculty and technological faculty students doing work on 12 automotive workstations for approximately 4 several hours. At each individual workstation, the college student competitors showcased their knowing of concept, diagnostic dilemma resolving and repair service capabilities, according to details from Fullington.

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Workstations at this year’s SkillsUSA automobile levels of competition provided engine overhaul, air conditioning, guide and computerized generate line, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical and electronic systems, motor overall performance, position job interview, digital information retrieval and a created automotive check.

With the point out win in Madison, Pryga capable for the nationwide SkillsUSA opposition to be held in Atlanta in June. The competitiveness features additional than 7,000 pupils from throughout the nation competing in 70 distinct categories, and Pryga will signify Wisconsin in servicing and mild repair.

At the state competitors this month, Grafton Significant University was also represented by junior Waylon Smith, who competed in the cabinetmaking classification. He put sixth in the state.

“Faced with a pile of raw components at 7:30 in the early morning, Waylon had about seven hours to assemble a night stand. When the sawdust cleared and judging was comprehensive, Waylon experienced an spectacular completed cupboard,” Fullington claimed.

According to the SkillsUSA web page: “SkillsUSA is a partnership of learners, lecturers and field doing work jointly to be certain The united states has a competent workforce. We help every university student excel. A nonprofit countrywide education and learning association, SkillsUSA serves middle-college, substantial-university and faculty/postsecondary pupils making ready for professions in trade, specialized and qualified support occupations.”