Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School and Liberty High School student, Daniel Berrios earned the privilege of representing the United States at the 2013 WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany. After a grueling three day competition, Berrios, the 2010 National Gold Medalist in Cabinetmaking, edged out Kaydee Walters, the 2011
National Gold Medalist in Cabinetmaking representing Toelee High School of Utah to take first place and qualify for the US World Team! Because the WorldSkills Competition is a biennial competition, students from two SkillsUSA Championships are considered. The number of competitors and selection procedure is determined by the technical experts and industry sponsors.
According to Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School instructor and SkillsUSA advisor, Scott Ribarchik, this will be the first time BAVTS has had a student represent the United States at the WorldSkills competition.
SkillsUSA is a member of WorldSkills — The International Vocational Training Organization headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This organization sponsors the biennial WorldSkills Competition (WSC).