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CCC to join national SkillsUSA Week celebration Feb. 5-11
CLARKSDALE— Coahoma Community College will join thousands of SkillsUSA chapters and more than 50 state associations in celebrating the 2017 National SkillsUSA Week Feb. 5-11.

CCC to join national SkillsUSA Week celebration Feb. 5-11

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

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Tue Jan 31, 2017

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CCC will observe National Skills USA Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10. Pictured above, from left, are CCC SkillsUSA members Joaquinya Daniel of Clarksdale, MS (Culinary Arts); Lisa C. Runnels of Clarksdale, MS (Culinary Arts); Jacorey Johnson of Lyon, MS (Carpentry); Michael Rhodes of Jackson, MS (Welding); and Annie Porter of Clarksdale, MS (Auto Mechanics). 

CLARKSDALE— Coahoma Community College will join thousands of SkillsUSA chapters and more than 50 state associations in celebrating the 2017 National SkillsUSA Week Feb. 5-11.

The annual celebration is designed to highlight the benefits of the SkillsUSA organization in developing personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. More than 4,000 schools nationwide are expected to participate this year.

“SkillsUSA Week is a time for us to spread the positive message of our organization and bolster support for local programs that define student excellence. The reach of SkillsUSA is of utmost importance as we work toward our goal of graduating 100,000 SkillsUSA students each year who are workforce-ready on Day One of their job,” said SkillsUSA executive director, Timothy Lawrence. “This is one of the most important weeks of the year.”

CCC’s SkillsUSA organization is comprised of all CCC Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors and students.

As part of the local SkillsUSA Week celebration, CCC’s SkillsUSA Coordinator Shelia Sanders said the chapter has several activities planned to promote the organization’s mission to encourage students, teachers, businesses and industries to work together to build a skilled workforce.

“SkillsUSA is about training our students to become better workers in the workforce. It also gives them the opportunity to gain knowledge from other students and to learn leadership skills, character development, soft skills, communication skills and networking,” said Sanders. “ We are excited about this year’s activities.”

Scheduled activities for CCC’s 2017 SkillsUSA week are as follow:

 Monday, Feb. 6 —Advocacy Day

Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett will present a proclamation in observance of National SkillsUSA Week to the SkillsUSA members at the Mayor’s office in downtown Clarksdale.

Public Relations Day

SkillsUSA activities will be posted to the Coahoma Community College website. SkillsUSA banners will be posted in the B. F. McLaurin and Lee Flowers buildings to promote SkillsUSA week. SkillsUSA members will also pass out treats and SkillsUSA sling bags to all the SkillsUSA students.

Wednesday, Feb. 8—Leadership through Service Day.

SkillsUSA students will volunteer at the animal shelter located in Clarksdale, MS. CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education organizations also plan to donate paper towels to the shelter. This community service project is designed to help bring a greater awareness for the SkillsUSA organization in the community.

Friday, Feb. 10—Wear Red Day.

All SkillsUSA instructors and students will wear red and black SkillsUSA t-shirts to promote SkillsUSA. Red is also the color of the official SkillsUSA blazer.

To learn more information about CCC’s SkillsUSA chapter, CLICK HERE, or contact Sanders at (662) 621-4192.

For more information about SkillsUSA and its national programs and activities, CLICK HERE!