SkillsUSA starts the semester off right
November 1, 2006
The members of the SkillsUSA/Business Division from Eastern Wyoming College competed in the SkillsUSA Mid-America Leadership Conference held in Columbus, NE on October 18-22.
SkillsUSA is a national organization comprised of more than 264,000 high school and college students enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations. SkillsUSA prepares American's high performance workers.
The students did a good job representing EWC. Cindy Barth (Lingle, WY) and Morgan Hetland (Torrington, WY) competed in the Chapter Business Procedure placing 1st. Barth also placed 1st in the Job Skills Demonstration. Heather Kreiling (Minatare, NE) placed 1st in the Opening and Closing Ceremony competition. Tammie Lieurence (Torrington, WY) participated in the Opening and Closing ceremony as well and placed 2nd. Lieurence also competed in the Job Interview and Extemporaneous Speaking competitions where she placed 3rd in both.
The Mid-America Conference is a leadership conference with training for State Officers and advisors with specifics on how to run a local chapter. This conference is an important step in the training process of officers and advisors. The participants work hard and learn more than they could imagine while having fun.
Upcoming events that the SkillsUSA members will be involved in include a scavenger hunt scheduled for the 15th of November to collect canned foods from local residents. The canned foods will then be donated to local needy families for Thanksgiving. In April, the students will travel to Casper to compete in the annual SkillsUSA State Competition. When a student places 1st at the state competition they earn the right to compete at the National SkillsUSA Competition held each year in Kansas City, MO in June.
For more information about SkillsUSA and upcoming events please contact Kristi McGuire at 307.532.8262 or Darci Duran at 307.532.8289.