From A Land Down Under

Raymond Cadmore

This fall, Forsyth Tech, through the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW), hosted Australian Fulbright Professional Scholar Raymond Cadmore. Mr. Cadmore teaches food processing sustainability at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE in Mildura, in northwestern Victoria, Australia. (TAFE, similar to the U.S. community college system, is Australia’s largest provider of vocational education and training.) While at Forsyth Tech, Mr. Cadmore shared his research and observations in a presentation as part of Forsyth Tech’s SciTech Lecture series. During his Fulbright research in the U.S., Mr. Cadmore visited several colleges as well as federal and state officials, with the goal of taking best practices observed here back home to help build that country’s biotech and biomanufacturing workforce. Mr. Cadmore returned to Australia in November.

Students Go Head To-Head – And Come Out Ahead

Winning students from competition

The SkillsUSA Championships is one of a number of different industry-related competitions that Forsyth Tech students have the opportunity to participate in. This event serves as an annual showcase for the best SkillsUSA students across the nation. SkillsUSA is an organization that helps prepare students for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Each year, contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels, with only state winners advancing to the national competition. At this year’s Championships in Kansas City, more than 6,000 state contest winners competed in 99 different categories, working against the clock and head-to-head against contestants from other schools to show their expertise. Forsyth Tech is honored to have had five students receive medals this year across a variety of categories.
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