Skills USA

As the Fall semester comes to an end, we will be releasing a series of news articles in our CCTC: A Semester in Review Series.  Without further adieu, view the article below.

CCPS Returns to the SkillsUSA Maryland Fall Leadership Conference

For the first time in 3 years, SkillsUSA Maryland hosted their Fall Leadership Conference in the Carousel Hotel and Conference Center in Ocean City, Maryland.  Taking place on November 3rd and 4th, students experienced two days of “engaging, informative and interactive workshops and activities. Students (and advisors!) are challenged to earn their Statesman or Advanced Statesman Awards.”

SkillsUSA is a student-led organization open to all CTE students nationwide.  As noted in their Mission Statement, SkillsUSA is: 

“an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work including high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.”

The following 13 students from a variety of CTE programs attended the event:

Ayda Ventura-Tomas

Desirae West

Taijh Rochester

Violet Feigh

Aleah Thomason

Jessi Lewis

Tyona Copper

Haley Davis

Tori Neuwiller

Leilani Toulson

Kirra Warner

Jocelyn Chanay-Garcia

Dayanara Roblero-Velasquez

All 13 students earned the SkillsUSA Statesman Award.  SkillsUSA Advisors Christine Wright and Dennis Hall exclaimed “we are so proud of all of our students. They worked very hard to complete all of their requirements and put CCTC at 100% for Statesman Award recipients.”

CCTC Principal added “Career and Technical Skills Organizations like SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to sharpen their CTE skills and knowledge as well as providing leadership opportunities.”

If you are a CCPS student in a CTE program of study and are interested in finding out more about SkillsUSA, please contact the SkillsUSA Advisors:

Mr. Hall -

Ms. Wright -