MVCTC SkillsUSA members ready to lead in 2020

By Kelly Herzog - For MVCTC

ENGLEWOOD — Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) SkillsUSA students and advisors attended the annual Ohio SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference on Nov. 14-15, in Columbus. SkillsUSA Ohio describes the event online as, “the premier professional development opportunity for High School SkillsUSA students and advisors. This conference is open to all students, advisors and administrators with SkillsUSA members enrolled or are that are interested in getting students enrolled in SkillsUSA. Fall Leadership Conference is divided into three tracks, one for local officers (potential school officers), one for regional officer candidates and one for voting delegates.”

MVCTC was represented by 39 students and four advisors. While in Columbus, they participated in voting and campaigning for regional officer positions. Local MVCTC officers attended workshops and sessions about leadership, public relations, professional development, and so much more. MVCTC sent seven officer candidates and seven voting delegates. The students campaigned, gave speeches, and answered impromptu questions. MVCTC came home with three students elected as a SkillsUSA Southwest Regional Officers. Lauren Adams (Graphic Commercial Art/Twin Valley South), Calista Grimes (Graphic Commercial Art/Carlisle), and Hana Witters (Graphic Commercial Art/Northmont) will all represent MVCTC and Southwest Ohio SkillsUSA as 2019-2020 Officers.

SkillsUSA Ohio’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.

By Kelly Herzog