LAS VEGAS - Premiering at the AWFS Fair will be the WorldSkills Cabinetmaking Qualifying Trial. WorldSkills is an international career technical education training organization. Students from countries around the world compete for gold medals. SkillsUSA is the authorized national organization that selects and determines the competitors that will represent the U.S. The WorldSkills Qualifying Trial will determine which competitors will compete in WorldSkills Leipzig (Germany) in 2013. The competition will take place for three days during the AWFS Fair, starting Wednesday, July 20. Attendees can watch students build projects showcasing their cabinet construction and woodworking skills.

Two students will vy for the chance to represent the U.S. at WorldSkills 2013: SkillsUSA national top-scoring competitor Daniel Berrios, from Bethlehem Vo-Tech School in Bethlehem, PA, the high school gold medal winner from 2010; and a second contestant, the winner of the 2011 cabinetmaking contest at the National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 19-24 in Kansas City, MO.

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