Kyle Duckworth recently represented Fred Eberle Technical Center and the state of West Virginia in the national Skills USA competition, where he won first place in diesel equipment technology.
The contest took place in Kansas City, Mo., from June 22 to 27.
The diesel equipment technology competition was set up and evaluated by businesses from the industry to test contestants' knowledge. There were 14 work stations, ranging from electrical and electronic diagnostics, heavy truck differential and transmission repairs and construction to agricultural equipment and brake systems. Duckworth competed against high school students from all 50 states as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Philip Barbour High School graduate Kyle Duckworth, shown here, won first place in diesel equipment technology at the national Skills USA competition.
Duckworth is a 2012 graduate of Fred W. Eberle Technical Center and Philip Barbour High School. He is employed by Cleveland Brothers Caterpillar in Bridgeport.