Print Technology Skills Take Student to Russia

Brittany Whitestone

Rising senior Brittany Whitestone will demonstrate her print media technology skills this summer at an international competition in Kazan, Russia.

A digital media technology major, Whitestone qualified for the WorldSkills USA team after winning 2016 and 2017 SkillsUSA national competitions in graphic communications.

SkillsUSA is a national organization for middle school, high school and college students who are interested in technical careers. Every two years, students selected for WorldSkills teams compete with their international peers in variety of technical areas.

Whitestone, of Westminster, Md., began studying print production as a high school student at Carrol County Career and Technology Center.

In addition to her studies at Cal U, she has traveled to Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, in Allentown, Pa., to train on specialized equipment, and she took part in a French national contest to experience international competition firsthand.

“My professors have been very supportive of my WorldSkills journey,” Whitestone says. “They work with me when I’m away for training and help me continue to work toward my degree.”

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