CCC wraps up a successful 2015 SkillsUSA Week
CLARKSDALE – It’s been a week of fun, recognition, and most importantly giving back for Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students as they cap off their 2015 SkillsUSA Week.

CCC wraps up a successful 2015 SkillsUSA Week

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

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Fri Feb 13, 2015

CCC Career and Technical Education faculty and staff members were honored with a special breakfast Friday morning, concluding this year's 2015 SkillsUSA Week.

CLARKSDALE – It’s been a week of fun, recognition, and most importantly giving back for Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students as they cap off their 2015 SkillsUSA Week.

CCC Career and Technical Education instructors and students are all members of SkillsUSA—a partnership of high school and college students, teachers, business and industry working together to ensure that America has a skilled workforce.

SkillsUSA Week is celebrated nationally the second week February each year and CCC commemorated the week with several special events Feb. 9-13.

One of the highlights was Thursday’s “Leadership Through Service Day” when students visited Clarksdale’s Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center to read and interact with 3 and 4-year-old students.

The youngsters were all smiles as CCC students energetically read books and played educational games and activities for over an hour.

Aaron Henry Head Start Center Administrator Katara Tyler thanked CCC’s SkillsUSA students for volunteering their time and serving as positive role models for her students.

“Our students are learning and this is the stage where they need to see others giving back to the community as well,” said Tyler. “This is a good experience for our students and we appreciate Coahoma Community College’s SkillsUSA students for coming out and being positive examples for our students … our students really enjoyed them."

Monday and Tuesday were recognized as Public Relation Day and Media Blitz Day, respectively, allowing students to showcase the SkillsUSA organization and its mission to CCC’s campus and the community.

Wednesday, the festivities continued with students gathering in the B.F. McLaurin Building to hear CCC Dean of Career and Technical Education reading a proclamation in honor of SkillsUSA week.

SkillsUSA Week concluded Friday morning with a special breakfast for instructors in CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education.

CCC SkillsUSA members are now gearing up for the Mississippi SkillsUSA State Championship, slated for March 3-5 in Jackson, MS, where they’ll showcase their respective skillsets and face off against other members from high schools and colleges across the state.

CCC Culinary Arts major Jamie Lynom of Clarksdale, who won first place t-shirt design during SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference, will also be facing-off against the winner of SkillsUSA South Fall Leadership Conference from Jones County Junior College during the competition. Winners of the state competition will move forward to the National SkillsUSA Leadership Skills Conference scheduled for June 2015 in Louisville, KY.

CLICK HERE to view more photos from SkillsUSA members' visit to the Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center on CCC's Facebook page!