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CCC 2016 SkillsUSA Week offers education, fun

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education wrapped up a successful 2016 SkillsUSA Week as it now prepares to compete in the annual SkillsUSA state competition.

CCC 2016 SkillsUSA Week offers education, fun

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

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Fri Feb 12, 2016

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education wrapped up a successful 2016 SkillsUSA Week as it now prepares to compete in the annual SkillsUSA state competition.

C:\fakepath\SkillsUSA2.jpgMembers of SkillsUSA, designed to help prepare America’s future high performance workers in public high schools and college career and technical programs, celebrate SkillsUSA Week nationally the second week of February each year. 

CCC Career and Technical Education instructors and students are all members of the organization and commemorated the week with several special events Feb. 8-11 that were not only educational, but fun.

For student members, the week was highlighted by Wednesday’s SkillsUSA T-Shirt and Advocacy Day. The entire Division wore customized black and red SkillsUSA T-shirts to help promote the organization, and students enjoyed door prizes, refreshments and the opportunity to fellowship with other SkillsUSA members.

In addition to reviewing the mission, goals and history of the organization during a short program, CCC Dean of Career and Technical Education Anne Shelton-Clark, read a proclamation in honor of the 2016 SkillsUSA Week.

During the reading, Clark noted the success of the organization as it prepares more than 350,000 students across the nation.

“Career and technical education offers individuals lifelong opportunities to learn new skills, which provides them with career choices and potential satisfaction,” she said. “We urge all citizens to acquaint themselves with the purposes and activities of SkillsUSA and to give help and encouragement to the members who are working hard to achieve the goals that will make them outstanding skilled workers in our communities.”

The week continued Thursday morning with SkillsUSA members volunteering to read to kids at Clarksdale’s Covenant House Christian Day Care Center and capped off Friday with instructors in CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education being served refreshments as a token of appreciation for their dedication to the organization.

CCC SkillsUSA members will now turn their attention to the 2016 Mississippi SkillsUSA State Championship, hosted in Jackson, MS, Feb. 29 through March 3.

During the competition, CCC’s Culinary Arts, Brick Masonry, Carpentry, Welding, Collision & Repair and Computer Servicing Technology programs will compete against SkillsUSA members from high schools and colleges across the state.

For questions or more information, contact CCC SkillsUSA Coordinator Shelia Sanders at (662) 621-4192.

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