CCC student lands top spot during North MS SkillsUSA Conference
CLARKSDALE – A group of Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students attended the SkillsUSA North Fall Leadership Conference last week with one Tiger snagging a top spot during competition.

CCC student lands top spot during North MS SkillsUSA Conference

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Thu Nov 20, 2014

CLARKSDALE – A group of Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students attended the SkillsUSA North Fall Leadership Conference last week with one Tiger snagging a top spot during competition.

Students in CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education programs are members of SkillsUSA— a national organization comprised of students, instructors and professionals that are committed to ensuring America has a skilled workforce.

Seven of CCC’s SkillsUSA members joined other secondary and post-secondary students from career, technical and vocational programs in North Mississippi Oct. 28 for the one-day conference hosted at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

During the conference, CCC Culinary Arts major Jamie Lynom of Clarksdale won first place in a t-shirt design competition.

The design was required to feature only 4 colors and had to represent the state of Mississippi. Lynom snagged the top spot with over 70 votes. He’ll now move forward to compete in the state competition in March 2015 against with the winner of the South Fall Leadership Conference, hosted at Jones County Junior College.

The design selected at the state competition will be used on the official Skills USA Mississippi t-shirt and the winner will move forward to the national competition slated for Louisville, KY in June.

In addition to the competition, students learned student leadership skills, interview skills, chapter business procedures and job skills demo.

The students also participated in an activity called “The People Code”, learning about different personalities and how to effectively work well with one another.

According to SkillsUSA Coordinator Shelia Sanders, the conference was a great opportunity for students to sharpen their practical and job skills. “The conference gave our student the opportunity to build their self-esteem, to network with other post-secondary students and also helped to prepare them about the workforce,” Sanders said.