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CCC Career Tech announces 2016 SkillsUSA Week activities
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education will join hundreds ofstate associations, advisors and student members across the nation in promoting an organization that advocates students, teachers, businesses and industries working together to ensure a skilled workforce during the upcoming SkillsUSA Week.

CCC Career Tech announces 2016 SkillsUSA Week activities

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

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Mon Feb 1, 2016

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CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education will join hundreds ofstate associations, advisors and student members across the nation in promoting an organization that advocates students, teachers, businesses and industries working together to ensure a skilled workforce during the upcoming SkillsUSA Week.

Recognized across the nation during the second week of February, SkillsUSA Week is an annual event designed to promote the organization’s purpose and mission to help prepare America’s high performance workers in public high schools and college career and technical programs.

“It is very vital that our career technical students become aware of the SkillsUSA organization,” said CCC SkillsUSA Coordinator Shelia Sanders. “SkillsUSA is about training our students to become better workers in the workforce as well as gaining knowledge from other students and teaching them about leadership skills, character development, soft skills, communication skills and networking.

CCC’s SkillsUSA organization, which is comprised of all CCC Career Technical instructors and students, has announced activities planned for Feb. 8 through 11.

“We are truly excited about this year’s SkillsUSA activities,” said Sanders. “We now have more students who want to be actively involved with the organization than we’ve had in the past. …This year we decided that we would include a student from each program to represent SkillsUSA. 

 Scheduled activities for CCC’s 2016 SkillsUSA week are as follow:

Monday, Feb. 8 Public Relations Day: In promotion of SkillsUSA week, a list of SkillsUSA activities will be posted to the Coahoma Community College website and banners will be posted on the outside of the B. F. McLaurin and Lee Flowers buildings. SkillsUSA student members will issue out SkillsUSA sling bags and candy to students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs.

Tuesday, Feb. 9 SkillsUSA T-shirt and Advocacy Day: This day is specifically designed to give the Dean of Career Technical Education the opportunity to observe and promote SkillsUSA week. Anne Shelton-Clark, CCC’s dean of Career and Technical Education, will read a proclamation to SkillsUSA students. Also, the entire Career Technical Education Division will wear customized black and red SkillsUSA t-shirts to help promote the organization. Refreshments will be served in The Gallery.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 Leadership through Service Day: This day is designed to help bring a greater awareness of SkillsUSA in the community. SkillsUSA students will volunteer their time by reading to children at the Covenant House Christian Day Care Center, located in Clarksdale, MS.

Thursday, Feb. 11 SkillsUSA Advisor Appreciation Day: This day is set aside to commend SkillsUSA Advisor’s for supporting the organization throughout the year. Refreshments will be served in the Gallery for the Division of Career and Technical Education.

Following SkillsUSA week, members will turn their focus to the 2016 Mississippi SkillsUSA State Championship, hosted in Jackson, MS, Feb. 29 through March 3. During the competition, students in CCC’s Culinary Arts, Brick Masonry, Carpentry, Welding, Collision & Repair and Computer Servicing Technology programs will face off against other members from high schools and colleges across the state.

To find out more about SkillsUSA and how to join stop by Sanders’ office, located in the Related Studies Lab of the B. F. McLaurin Building or call (662) 621-4192.

For more information about SkillsUSA and its national programs and activities, log on to www.skillsusa.org