From Denise Crosby’s article on The Beacon-News website:
Truth be told, I was not all that excited as I drove to my Monday morning interview with Andrew MacDonald.
The associate professor for Waubonsee Community College’s auto body repair program is, after all, a car guy. And to someone like me, who still needs to be reminded to get the oil changed, talking “shop” is akin to talking Greek.
But there was a reason I wanted to meet MacDonald. A reader shot me a tip that, after coming in first in the Illinois SkillsUSA conference this April in Springfield, a trio of WCC students placed at the top in the country at the national competition last month in Louisville, Kentucky.
That’s no small feat, considering SkillsUSA, which is described as a collaborative effort by schools and industry working together to help America maintain a skilled workforce, has 13,000 chapters all across the country.