SkillsUSA – State of WA Competition

Patrica McMahan, Regional Sales Manager, works schools offering the SkillsUSA program in Central Welding Supply’s southern Pacific Region. Patricia has participated as a judge for competition, as well as providing donations for prizes each year.

David Rutherford, Napavine, WA CTE Coordinator and SkillsUSA Advisor shared the photos with the announcement of the winners of this years SkillUSA State Competition:

Gold- Victoria Rutherford
Silver- Gabe Harris
Bronze- Collin Bennett

L-R: Gabe, Keith Olson, Victoria and Collin L-R

To compete, students

  • Welded vertical 3 pass SMAW
  • Vertical, horizontal, overhead FCAW
  • Oxy/Fuel cutting
  • Bevel and pierce, horizontal, vertical and flat GMAW
  • Online knowledge test
  • Interview questions and defects analysis,

Rutherford said it was a close competition that boiled down to use of time. “It was a tough contest,” said Rutherford.

Congrats to all students who take advantage of this opportunity to be one step ahead of the future!

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