VT Skills USA Teamworks Win Gold at Skills National Conference

A letter from John Bixby, Electrical and Plumbing Instructor at the Stafford Technical Center…

The week of June 23 -27, the VT Teamworks team of St .Johnsbury Academy that included, Jimmy Jefferson and Billy Brinks, Mike Bugbee, Instructor/Advisor, and Stafford Technical Center’s (Rutland) Ryan Taylor and Nick Hill, Instructor/Advisor John Bixby won Gold at Skills USA National Conference in Kansas City, MO.

VT Teamworks competed against 37 other teams. This was the third year that Vermont had a Teamworks team, a joint endeavor between St. Johnsbury Academy and Stafford Technical Center.

Teamworks is a competition joining a Carpenter, Plumber, Electrician, and Mason, working together to build a project. This year was a media room. The students have to work together to build the structure and complete their individual trade’s part.

Our Vermont team worked very well together, followed the blueprints, and had fun with this project. We are all very proud of their accomplishment and expect to see them continuing to succeed in our construction industry here in Vermont.

We would like to thank St. Johnsbury Academy and Stafford Technical Center for providing these students with the opportunity to compete and show the country the Teamwork and Skills that we have here in Vermont.


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