Posted June 20, 2024

Airgas sponsors SkillsUSA competitions

Airgas will once again sponsor and supply all industrial gases used at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, June 24–27.

It will supply the industrial gases and equipment needed for many SkillsUSA Championship competitions, including ARCAL gas cylinders equipped with SMARTOP or EXELTOP cylinder valve technology.

Competitions using the Airgas industrial gases will include Collision Repair Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, HVACR, Residential and Commercial Appliance Technology, Welding, Welding Fabrication and Welding Sculpture.

SkillsUSA serves nearly 400,000 career and technical education students and teachers in middle schools, high schools and college/postsecondary programs nationwide. Within SkillsUSA chapters in over 4,000 schools, SkillsUSA provides students with immersive learning experiences, industry-specific training and career readiness knowledge. Students also gain opportunities to hone their skills in career competitions on the local, state and national levels.

“Airgas is proud to supply industrial gases at the SkillsUSA national competition for the second consecutive year," said Bill Pharmer, senior director of Airgas advanced fabrication technologies. "We witnessed the positive impact that our sponsorship support had on the competitors, instructors and other attendees last year, and are excited to continue in 2024 as high school and college/post secondary institution students explore welding, engineering and technical careers.”