SkillsUSA Week
Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education Celebrates SkillsUSA Week

CCC Career and Technical Education students and faculty will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, Feb. 4-10, 2018.

Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education Celebrates SkillsUSA Week

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Thu Feb 1, 2018

SkillsUSA Week

CLARKSDALE – CCC Career and Technical Education students and faculty will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, Feb. 4-10, 2018.

The annual celebration, presented by Carhartt, represents over 300,000 SkillsUSA members nationwide and promotes career and technical education (CTE). The week highlights the benefits of the SkillsUSA program in developing personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. It also provides schools with an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE helps prepare local students for college and high-wage, high-demand career fields. More than 4,000 SkillsUSA schools are expected to participate this year.

SkillsUSA Week participants may be involved in activities such as; presentations to administrators, business leaders and legislators, school tours and open houses. The event is held the second week of February each year.

Ann Clark, dean of CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education, feels that SkillsUSA Week is impactful not only for the students of Coahoma, but the community at large.

“This week’s celebration will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said Clark. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students and providing them with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees and future leaders.”

Coahoma’s SkillsUSA students will be traveling to Jackson, MS for the 2018 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championships, April 9-12, 2018. The students will be competing in the areas of culinary arts, brick masonry, carpentry, welding, hotel and restaurant management, collision & repair and computer servicing.

Clark knows the impact of Coahoma’s career and technical programs are changing the lives of its students.

“Our priority is to make a difference in the future of our students. Whether you're a student who's right out of high school, a student looking to change careers completely, or a student who just wants a taste of college, CCC is the right place to start your future,” said Clark. “When it comes to helping people find their career passions or adding new skills to their resume, we are ready with real-world learning, industry-savvy faculty, and a knowledgeable, caring, and supportive staff.”

For more information, please visit the SkillsUSA website at www.skillsusa.org

A full listing of the week’s activities is listed below.

SkillsUSA Week Activities

FEBRUARY 4-10, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Appreciation Day

This event is to celebrate and honor the support of our advisors, teachers, and administrators.

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Service Day

The SkillsUSA students will volunteer their services of a community project of their choice.  The service day helps bring greater awareness to the SkillsUSA organization.

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

SkillsUSA Service Day

This day involves a community service project. The SkillsUSA students will choose a community service project of their choice.  The students may volunteer their services by reading books to children at a daycare center, helping with the elderly, or serving at the Care Station.

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

SkillsUSA Day

Students, instructors, and administrators will celebrate SkillsUSA by wearing their favorite SkillsUSA shirt.

To find out more about SkillsUSA and how to join, see the SkillsUSA Coordinator, Sheila Sanders located in the Related Studies Lab in the B. F. McLaurin Building.