For the sixth-straight year, the Catawba Valley Community College SkillsUSA chapter has been honored as a Model of Excellence. CVCC was one of 24 programs across the entire United States to receive this recognition. This annual SkillsUSA Models of Excellence program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities.
This is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student organizations for career and technical education. The top 24 SkillsUSA chapters selected as Models of Excellence will be evaluated next month during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, which takes place June 22-24 in Atlanta, Ga.
A panel of judges will interview and evaluate each of the 24 chapters based on their goals, student-led plan of action, results, evaluation and SkillsUSA Framework integration. Business and industry partners will conduct finalist interviews with students and advisors on June, and then help select the top three schools to be recognized on June 24 during the SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
The top three schools receive national recognition and the opportunity to share their stories through SkillsUSA in publications and trainings. Catawba Valley Community College’s SkillsUSA Chapter currently includes 236 members, including students, faculty and staff.
The Models of Excellence program promotes the intentional learning of personal, workplace and technical skills outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework for student development. Specific characteristics defined within each skill area provide tangible benchmarks for student achievement and chapter programming.
Achievement is measured by student efforts in implementing essential workplace skills including personal responsibility, integrity, work ethic and organization in chapter activities. The hands-on approach of this program actualizes the SkillsUSA mission of empowering members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.[News release courtesy of Cody S. Dalton, CVCC Public Information Officer]