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Volvo CE partners with SkillsUSA

By Stephen Elliott

July 16, 2023

Volvo partners with SkillsUSAMore than 5,000 students participated in the 2023 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta June 19-23, competing in 115 different career competition events. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), Eskilstuna, Sweden, is partnering with SkillsUSA, Leesburg, Va., a national organization that develops technical and leadership abilities in students across North America.  

“As a leader in the construction equipment industry, it is very important for Volvo CE to support future generations of skilled workers,” said Dave Foster, vice president, brand, marketing and communications, Volvo CE Region North America. “Competitions like this not only help students get excited about a future in our industry, but also help bridge the current skills gap.” 

Volvo CE was instrumental in establishing the SkillsUSA heavy equipment operation competition, which provided a platform for students to put their skills to the test. This year, 12 competitors vied for gold, silver and bronze at the high school and post-secondary levels. Volvo electric compact equipment was used for several of the indoor machine operation challenges. 

At the Volvo TechSPO booth, attendees could test their operator finesse on the virtual reality hauler experience or excavator simulator.