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    Joshua Bedell to Compete in the International Worldskills Competition in Cnc Milling

    by Former Representative C. W. Bill Young

    Posted on 2013-02-13

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    YOUNG of florida in the house of representatives Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Mr. YOUNG of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the outstanding achievement of Mr. Joshua Bedell. Through perseverance and commitment to his skill, Bedell will represent the United States at the International WorldSkills Competition in CNC Milling in Leipzig, Germany.

    Bedell was recently awarded the silver medal in CNC Milling in November at the WorldSkills America's competition in Brazil. At this event, The United States competed against 23 other countries in preparation for the WorldSkills Competition.

    In June of 2011, Bedell won the college/postsecondary gold medal in CNC Milling at the SkillsUSA Championships.

    The program, SkillsUSA, strives to impose and teach leadership, citizenship and character development during technical training. The organization highlights their respect for work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship, and safety.

    To compete at the international CNC Milling competition, every candidate must complete a project that contains a minimum of three modules. Each module requires the competitor to develop a CNC program from a complex drawing using MasterCam, to set up a machining center that will assemble the final part.

    During the WorldSkills CNC Milling contest, Bedell, along with other competitors, must create the CNC program based on drawings while utilizing a CAM system. Competitors, themselves, must select and mount tools for competition.

    Every two years, hundreds of young people from 53 member countries, or regions, compete in the prestigious WorldSkills Competition. The contestants are then judged in front of the public in contests that are run and judged by industries that use international standards. Competing in the event truly symbolizes excellence in the craft.

    The WorldSkills International has come to symbolize pure expertise in vocational training.

    Joshua Bedell is one of only 20 members of the World team, all who must be under the age of 23, who will represent the United States of America at the World Skills competition.

    As Bedell prepares to compete at the CNC Milling competition, I offer him my best wishes as he represents our proud nation and proves the dedication to his craft in Leipzig, Germany at the biennial WorldSkills Competition.


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