Tech students attend SkillsUSA training

Author: Tammy L. Lane • First Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dozens of students from Southside and Eastside technical centers attended the SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership Training Institute, held Oct. 12-14 in Louisville. They participated in various activities designed to develop confidence and skills in public speaking, creative problem-solving, critical thinking and SkillsUSA policies and procedures.


“Students and advisors gained an insight to the impact of an individual as a leader, citizen, an employee, as well as working together as a team,” said Steve Phillippi, director of SkillsUSA Kentucky.

Events winners from Southside Technical Center:
  • Opening and closing team: 1st place: Nathan Davis, electronics; Jeremiah Norton, culinary arts; 3rd place: Aaron Brue, welding; Chad Poole, electricity
  • 20-second elevator story: 2nd place: Jackee Williams, culinary arts; 3rd place: Christopher Johnson, electronics
  • Extemporaneous writing: 2nd place, Kendra Bartell-Coyle, medical sciences
  • Banner: 3rd place: Dylan Tucker, carpentry
  • Most-improved team member: Kendra Bartell-Coyle, medical sciences (gold team)
Events winners from Eastside Technical Center:
  • Poster design: 1st place, Rebecca Henderson, automotive technology
  • Two-minute speech: 1st place, Rebecca Henderson, automotive technology
  • T-shirt design: 1st place, Andrew Alderidge, diesel technology
  • Most-improved team member: Jonika May, automotive technology (blue team)
  • KLTI overall winning team: James Bennett, computer programming; Rebecca Henderson, automotive technology; Jonika May, automotive technology; Anna Newman, computer repair; and Kelly Reynolds, diesel technology

SkillsUSA is a nationwide partnership of business and industry, career and technical educators and students in high school and post-secondary schools.





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