April 17, 2009

Electrical engineering freshman, Hayden LeJeune, has been invited to compete this fall at the WorldSkills Competition in Calgary, Canada, representing the United States on the WorldSkills Team. A graduate of Port Barre High School, located in Port Barre, LA, LeJeune is a National Champion in SkillsUSA at the secondary level in the Electronics Technology category. The LSU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has partnered with Louisiana Technical College to mentor and prepare LeJeune on his quest to become the world champion at the WorldSkills Competition, September 1-7, 2009.

The mission of the WorldSkills organization is to bring attention to the high standards of skill, competence and excellence, exemplified by trades and vocational professionals. WorldSkills serves to remind us that skilled trade and vocational professionals continue to play a critical role in the success of the modern global economy.

Article by Tammy Abshire, LSU College of Engineering, 225-578-5478, tvabshire@lsu.edu

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