A group of Cleveland ISD students and teachers visited their political representatives in Washington, D.C., to discuss how SkillsUSA and its CTE programs have helped them to become college- and career-ready.
Students had the chance to develop their professionalism, communication, and leadership skills during the four-day SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute conference, which they then put to use when they visit Congress. Delegations discussed their educational routes, CTE training programs, the importance of professional and technical education, and the advantages of participating in SkillsUSA with elected officials or members of their staff. They described how the modern workplace needs workers with job readiness skills, and how SkillsUSA helps students of all ages and backgrounds gain these abilities.
The conference’s main focus was on developing advanced communication skills, including the creation of a SkillsUSA Framework story to present to government officials. A tour of Washington, D.C.’s monuments and museums, training sessions for students and advisors on professional and personal skills, and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were all featured in this year’s conference.
Source: Cleveland ISD Facebook
Blog by: Martha Alvarez, Intern, UTSA