CTC SkillsUSA Chapter 1 strives to share positive attitudes

By Madison Cox - CTC SkillsUSA Chapter 1 Reporter

ENGLEWOOD — The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) SkillsUSA Chapter I held its first meeting on Sept. 19. The meeting included introducing new students to SkillsUSA, fun, and games.

The new SkillsUSA Chapter I officers for the 2016-2017 school year are:

• President – Haylee Penn (Cosmetology,) West Carrollton

• Vice President – Jaycee Groves (Dental Assistant,) Carlisle

• Secretary – Meredith Ketron (Cosmetology,) Miamisburg

• Treasurer – Bailey Pennington (Dental Assistant,) Brookville

• Reporter – Madison Cox (Dental Assistant,) Tipp City

• Parliamentarian – Rachel Coleman (Cosmetology,) Vandalia Butler

• Ambassador – Emily Dempsey (Cosmetology,) Tri-County North

• Student Advisor – Morgan Bell (Dental Assistant,) Miamisburg

The meeting started with the introduction of our 2016 SkillsUSA Chapter I officers. Then we talked about how to become a regional officer, regional officer testing, and how the local officer team along with the regional officer candidates will go to regional training in Columbus in November.

This year, the SkillsUSA Chapter I officers plan on making the meetings all about positivity and spreading happiness throughout each lab, the school, and the organization as a whole. SkillsUSA is a great organization that is for all age groups that provides leadership skills and training while promoting growth in individuals.

Our meeting topic this month was team building. Our activities included team building games that included face to face communication and getting to know one another. All of the students were actively engaged and had a great time.

At the conclusion of the meeting, we discussed our future community service project involving veterans. This project will take place in November. More information will be coming out in October.

SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.

The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.

By Madison Cox

CTC SkillsUSA Chapter 1 Reporter