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Student teams attend SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference


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Perry High School Students And Their Teacher Caryn Butler Attend The SkillsUSA National Conference. Photo Courtesy Of Chandler Unified School District

A team of students from Perry High School recently competed in the SkillsUSA Championships.

Dominique Galvez competed and placed in the top 10 in the Advertising Design competition. Jaden Smith, Celine Atalig, & Shannon Gilmer competed in the Promotional Bulletin Board Competition. The competition took place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky on June 17-23.

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Perry High School students attend the SkillsUSA National Conference. Photo courtesy of Chandler Unified School District

The team earned the right to compete when they won first and second places at the AZ SkillsUSA Championships this spring. They were accompanied by their SkillsUSA advisor, Caryn Butler.

The SkillsUSA Championships, at which more than 6,000 students compete in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas, was held in conjunction with the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, attended by more than 16,000 people.

During their stay, students participated as competitors or as voting delegates where they elected their national officers for the year and conduct the business of their organization.

Students also met with business and industry representatives and heard from government officials and celebrity supporter, Mike Rowe.

Besides attending the many events at the conference, they also attended a Louisville Bats game, a night at Kentucky Kingdom, and a tour through Boone’s Caverns.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs in public high schools, career and technical centers and schools and two- and four-year colleges.

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Perry High School students attend the SkillsUSA National Conference. Photo courtesy of Chandler Unified School District

SkillsUSA annually serves more than 320,000 student members annually, organized into more than 3,900 schools and 52 state and territorial associations (including the Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands).

SkillsUSA helps students discover and grow their career passions. As a nationwide partnership of students, instructors and industry working together, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps every student excel.

Career and technical education is learning that works for America. SkillsUSA has the active support of more than 600 corporations, trade associations, business and labor unions at the national level. More than 11.9 million people have been annual members of SkillsUSA since its founding as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America in 1965.

SkillsUSA programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety.

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 of Labor. For more information, go to: www.skillsusa.org.

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