Blade Witt is currently a senior at Uniontown High School. He has been studying electrical construction at the Career and Technical Institute for the past three years. Blade will be trained in residential and commercial electric. Blade was interested in electric work from a young age. His grandfather, Gerald Witt, taught him some of the knowledge he knows today. He even wired his family home during the construction when he was about 15.
Blade recently competed in the Skills USA competition sponsored by 84 Lumber. Skills USA is a conference where you demonstrate your skills on multiple subjects such at electric and carpentry. This competition ensures America has a strong workforce. The students compete against other school across the country. Blade competed on electrical wiring and placed first in the country. He even got to meet Jerome Bettis from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He won one of sixteen full scholarships that were awarded to attend the trade school of his choice. Blade is either going to attend the West Penn Power program through Westmoreland County Community College or study electrical engineering at another trade school.