One of the first orders of business when the Telecom students come back to school is to elect SkillsUSA officers for the new school year.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization that brings together students, teachers and industry representatives with a common goal: ensuring our nation has a skilled work force. It provides educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.
For over 20 years, Telecom students have been participating in the SkillsUSA competitions and conferences. Telecom Supervisor Ray Price takes participating students to competitions at the district, state, or even national level. The students compete in a number of different categories, and are encouraged to try things other than TV production. Some of the categories they have competed in include "Live on Site" Video Production, Prepared Speech, Quiz Bowl, and Job Interview.
And Telecom students have not only competed at the state conference, they have also produced the event for DVD and streamed the awards ceremony on the internet.
This year, the SkillsUSA officers are:
President – Cheyanne Brooks
Vice President – Courtney Luther
Secretary – Eleanor Stuck
Treasurer – Mary Wright
Reporter – Muriel Gamble
Parliamentarian – Deon Davis
One goal of the club is to raise money for expenses involved in attending and competing in the SkillsUSA conferences.