NDSCS student selected by SkillsUSA for WorldSkills 2024

Student and faculty in Plumbing

SkillsUSA has announced their selection of NDSCS student Brady Kroll as the official competitor for Plumbing and Heating at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition. Kroll will represent the United States at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition, which will be held September 10-15, 2024 in Lyon, France.

“The 2024 WorldSkills USA team will have an amazing opportunity to represent SkillsUSA and our nation while undergoing incredibly rigorous training in their craft,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis. “These team members are making a serious commitment to both their skill development and personal growth that will foster their drive, passion and life’s purpose.”

Kroll, an NDSCS student originally from Barnesville, Minn., won a national silver medal in Plumbing when he represented the state of North Dakota at the SkillsUSA Championships in 2022. Kroll told SkillsUSA, “Being chosen for the 2024 WorldSkills USA team means a lot to me because it recognizes the time and effort I have put into my career. It has also reminded me of how far I have come. I’m grateful for the opportunity not just to improve my skills and understanding, but also to thank my mentors and supporters for all they have done to help me get to where I am.”

The 2024 WorldSkills Competition, the 47th annual worldwide event, will showcase dozens of trade skills from construction and building technology, manufacturing and engineering, transportation, and more. Over 1500 competitors from over 65 countries and regions will demonstrate their abilities in 62 skill competitions.

A student-led partnership of education and industry, SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades, building the nation’s future skilled workforce by delivering graduates who are career ready, day one. SkillsUSA works year-round to instill positive attitudes, build self-esteem and empower students to excel in the career path of their choice and follow their passions. The organization has 850 national partners and is integral to the training in nearly 20,000 career and technical education classrooms.

Follow Brady Kroll and the rest of the 2024 WorldSkills USA team online at www.worldskillsusa.org.