eight Career and Technical Educational students competed nationally at the
SkillsUSA Conference and Skill Competition held in Kansas City, MO. Several national recognitions along with one
medal were earned.
students and advisors earning the national recognitions include:
Gill, Hoffman, 3rd place, bringing home the Bronze medal in Criminal Justice;
Professor Kenneth Ingersoll of Centralia is the advisor. Cody also earned the Skill Point certificate
recognizing the value of SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System,
“Colton” White, Centralia, earned 4th place in Computer Programming,
Michael also earned the Skill Point certificate recognizing the value of
SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System. Professors
Angenien Huffstutler of Carlyle and Jon Boehning of O’Fallon are the advisors,
Michael, Salem, earned 6th place in Computer Maintenance Technology;
Professors Angenien Huffstutler of Carlyle and Jon Boehning of O’Fallon are the
Winnett, Salem, earned 8th place in Technical Computer
Brian earned the Skill Point certificate recognizing the value of
SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System.
Professors Angenien Huffstutler of Carlyle and Jon Boehning of O’Fallon
are the advisors,
team of Kelsey Knott, Carlyle and Brianna Holtz, Breeze earned 10th
place in Nail Care; Professor Kelli Malone of Germantown is the advisor.
Beavers, Carlyle, earned 12th place in Cosmetology; Professor Chris
Browne of Columbia is the advisor. Jonathon also earned the Skill Point
certificate recognizing the value of SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System,
Sloat, Centralia, earned recognition in Carpentry; Professor Pete Donnelly of Centralia
is the advisor.
students and advisors earned the privilege of representing Illinois as
competitors at the 49th National Leadership and Skills Conference
sponsored by SkillsUSA. The eight students earned the right to compete at the
national level when they earned first place in their technical areas at the
Illinois SkillsUSA Championships this spring in Springfield, IL.
more than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into
more than 17,000 sections and 52 state and territorial associations. Combining
alumni and lifetime membership, the total number impacted this year is more
than 335,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 11.2 million members since its
founding in 1965.
mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and
responsible American citizens.
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—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.
than 16,000 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA
members and advisors. More than 1,100
business, industry and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the
national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of
their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state
associations and local chapters.
programs include local, state and national competitions in which high school
and college-level students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At
the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 5,900 students
competed in 98 occupational and leadership skill areas.
programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in
the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized
by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a "successful model of
employer-driven youth development training program" by the U.S. Department
SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System is a comprehensive tool to help document students’
entry-level skills as defined by industry and accepted by state education
policy. Developed under a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, the Work Force Ready
System features 47 industry-driven assessments.
join us in congratulating our students!