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.