Congratulations to Mr. Edd Spidell of the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center. Edd is the founder and teacher of the Pre-Engineering & Robotics Technology Program at the Cranston Area Career & Technical Center, being the first program in Rhode Island back in 1987, and one of the very few programs of its kind in the nation at that time. Edd holds degrees in both electrical and mechanical engineering, has completed post-graduate studies in underwater and airborne vehicle design, and is a United States patent holder. His students compete and win at the State and National Skills USA Championships, and continue on after his program to become engineers, military officers, researchers, and scientists. Although Edd left the corporate world of engineering nearly three decades ago, he continues to “engineer” with his students on a daily basis, which is his life’s passion of learning something new, each and every day, for himself and his students.

Mr. Spidell will receive his award at the 39th Annual SkillsUSA Rhode Island Awards and Recognition Ceremony on March 26th. The ceremony will be at The Vets and begins promptly at 6pm.


About SkillsUSA Rhode Island

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SkillsUSA Rhode Island is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel! SkillsUSA RI has approximately 6,500 members throughout the state and it is the state’s largest career and technical student organization.