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Highway Equipment Puts Students to the Test at SkillsUSA

Mon June 11, 2018 - Northeast Edition #12
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Tom Mader, lead technician of Highway Equipment & Supply Co., Harrisburg, with the Volvo excavator that Highway Equipment & Supply Co. provided for the electrical diagnosis station.
Tom Mader, lead technician of Highway Equipment & Supply Co., Harrisburg, with the Volvo excavator that Highway Equipment & Supply Co. provided for the electrical diagnosis station.
Tom Mader, lead technician of Highway Equipment & Supply Co., Harrisburg, with the Volvo excavator that Highway Equipment & Supply Co. provided for the electrical diagnosis station. Three of the contestants sought out Tom Mader, lead technician of Highway Equipment & Supply Co., Harrisburg, after the competition to talk with him about electrical systems. Students compete for an array of prizes ranging from scholarships to tools. Winners advance through local, regional, and state-level competitions to advance to the national competition held in Kentucky in June. Tom Mader (R), lead technician of Highway Equipment & Supply Co., Harrisburg, judged the electrical diagnosis station. SkillsUSA Pennsylvania held its annual state competition on April 19, 2018.

SkillsUSA Pennsylvania held its annual state competition on April 19, 2018. Highway Equipment & Supply Co. provided Volvo heavy construction equipment (HCE) for the HCE operators competition at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pa., and a Volvo excavator for the electrical diagnosis station of the diesel technology competition at the Lebanon Fairgrounds, in Lebanon, Pa.

Joel Taylor, territory sales manager, judged the operators' competition; Tom Mader, Harrisburg lead technician, judged the electrical diagnosis station; and Jennifer Nauss, HR manager, judged the interview portion of the diesel technology competition.

“While it's a long, intense day, it's always fun meeting the students who may be our up-and-coming industry talent and trying to guess who will win,” said Nauss on her experience judging the competition for the third time. “I look forward to it every year.”

SkillsUSA is a skills-based competition for high school and post-secondary students. Winners advance through local, regional, and state-level competitions to advance to the national competition held in Kentucky in June. Students compete for an array of prizes ranging from scholarships to tools.

For more information, visit hwyequip.com.