Highway Puts Students to the Test at SkillsUSA

Updated: Apr 25, 2018

SkillsUSA Pennsylvania held its annual state competition on Thursday, 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.

Three of the contestants sought Mader out after the competition to talk with him about electrical systems

Territory Sales Manager Joel Taylor judged the operators' competition, Harrisburg Lead Technician Tom Mader judged the electrical diagnosis station, and HR Manager Jennifer Nauss 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.

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