Students from the Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson attended the SkillsUSA Tennessee Leadership Training Institute in Murfreesboro on November 19-20, 2012. The conference focused on developing high-level leadership and citizenship skills. Conference tracks were held for students and advisors (new and experienced), and joint sessions (for students and advisors) to teach the skills needed to be champions at work, in the community and in personal life.
Special guests attended from the Tennessee State Legislature, SkillsUSA Nationals, and the Tennessee Board of Regents. In addition to the training provided, delegates elected new SkillsUSA State Officers and selected the winner of the 2013 State Conference Pin. All attendees had the opportunity to earn the first Tennessee Statesman Pin.
TTC Jackson students Zach Weaver enrolled in the Computer Information Technology Program and Eddie Granger enrolled in the Drafting and Cad Technology program both earned the Tennessee Statesman Pin.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America). More information can be found atwww.skillsusa.org.