Lily Williams, from Jonesboro, Arkansas, has a GoFundMe page set up to help her raise funds to compete in Car Painting on the world stage at the 47th WorldSkills Competition, which is set to take place from September 10-15, 2024, in Lyon, France.
The page was set up by Jessica Neri, the Co-Chair of the Automotive Refinish Technology SkillsUSA Competition.
Williams was selected by SkillsUSA as the official competitor for Car Painting at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition.
Jamie Redd of Columbus, Ohio, will be Williams’ technical expert. Williams will be representing the United States at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition, which will be held from September 10-15, 2024, in Lyon, France.
After the competition, Williams plans to attend Lincoln Tech in Nashville, Tennessee. She previously represented the state of Arkansas at the SkillsUSA Championships in 2023, where she won a national gold medal in the Automotive Refinishing competition.
The WorldSkills Competition showcases dozens of trade skills, including construction and building technology, creative arts and fashion, information and communication technology, manufacturing and engineering, social and personal services, and transportation and logistics.