Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ferris Represented in SkillsUSA National Competition

Time to showcase those skills on the big stage

BIG RAPIDS - Six Ferris State University College of Engineering Technology students plan to roll up their sleeves and showcase their skills, reports the Big Rapids Pioneer.

Most students during the summer either work or relax with friends and family, but this is not so for six Ferris students who will be attending the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo., the week of June 22.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization partnering teachers, students and industry in skilled trade areas. The National Leadership and Skills Conference is made up of competitors who earned gold medals during the organization's state competitions.

Ferris has been participating in SkillsUSA for more than 25 years said Dan Wanink, associate professor of CAD Drafting and Tool Design, and advisor for Ferris' SkillsUSA team.

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