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SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The association is for secondary and post-secondary students participating in industrial, electrical and heath technology career-technical or vocational training. Started in 1965 under the name VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) in Nashville, Tennessee, the club was chartered in 14 states. A year later, that number doubled and membership grew to almost 30,000 student and adult members.

Today, the club, whose name was changed to SkillsUSA in 2002, serves over 300,000 students and instructors, with 13,000 school chapters in 54 states and U.S. territories. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA. Our local chapter is part of SkillsUSA Ohio’s Southeast region, one of five regions in the state.

SkillsUSA’s mission is to help each student excel by providing learning and leadership opportunities that help student members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

All students in Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Automotive Technology, Electronics Technology, Health Careers and Building Trades career-tech programs at the Career Center are invited to become members of SkillsUSA.

In June of 2008, Michael Gibson, a Building Trades program completer and River View High School graduate was awarded a gold medal in the Carpentry competition at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Missouri. We were very proud of Michael.

This year’s SkillsUSA club advisor is Mr. Steve Ervin, Electronics Technology instructor.

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SkillsUSA club closes-out year with buffet, honors and thanks SkillsUSA club closes-out year with buffet, honors and thanks
Students, staff and family of this year's SkillsUSA club members joined officers in celebrating the close of the 2013-2014 school year.  Breakfast was provided and winners of local, regional and state skills contests were recognized, as club members reflected on a fun and productive year. 
SkillsUSA club closes-out year with banquet, awards and thanks SkillsUSA club closes-out year with banquet, awards and thanks
Approximately 200 Career Center students, staff members, family, friends and employers attended this year’s SkillsUSA year-end banquet, an annual event that closes out the club’s activities each school year. The event took place in the school cafeteria, Tuesday, April 30. 
SkillsUSA sponsors Dollar-Sundae event, earns money for Red Cross SkillsUSA sponsors Dollar-Sundae event, earns money for Red Cross
In support of National Career-Tech Education Month, officers of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA club hosted a Dollar Sundae event during both lunch periods, Friday, February 15. 
Local HR manager shares hiring keys-to-success with students Local HR manager shares hiring keys-to-success with students
On Thursday, January 17, Clow Water Systems Human Resources Manager, Derek Dozer, addressed approximately eighty students on what it takes to get and keep a job. 
Club members learn about violence and abuse in dating relationships Club members learn about violence and abuse in dating relationships
Approximately eighty Career Center students, members of the school’s largest career-tech student association, SkillsUSA, watched as a destructive dating relationship played out before their eyes. It was the topic of the club’s third meeting this school year. The provocative, thought-provoking drama, was shown to students in the form of a DVD movie, provided by Robin Snyder, Community Education Project Coordinator, at First Step Violence and Abuse Prevention. The agency, whose mission it is to make teenagers and young adults aware of the dangers of such a relationship, has been taking this message around the county this fall. 
Students’ dangerous driving habits lead to accidents Students’ dangerous driving habits lead to accidents
Today, CCCC students learned first-hand about the dangers of texting while driving. Many ended up in the hospital. Thankfully, it was a fictitious scenario, but one that, with luck, left a lasting impression. 
Ellis of Pearl Valley Cheese, offers students good advice Ellis of Pearl Valley Cheese, offers students good advice
At the regularly-scheduled SkillsUSA student association meeting yesterday morning, members were treated to a dynamic dose of reality in a way they could appreciate and understand. The meeting’s featured speaker was Sally Ellis, of Pearl Valley Cheese in Fresno. Ellis’ energetic style had students laughing and interacting with her on a topics important to all employers who hire entry-level workers: commitment, responsibility and self-initiative. 
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