SkillsUSA provides opportunities for students to become leaders in their communities and in their career technical education pathways, which prepares them for the 21st century workforce.
Weber Institute's chapter 523 consists of 448 members, all our students and staff, thanks to you, the board, and our district, for providing the support and funding. This past Saturday, February 24th, 66 Weber Institute students, grades 9-12, competed at the SkillsUSA Region 5 Conference and Competition held at San Joaquin Delta College. Weber students competed in 11 different CTE skill competitions (Medical terminology, First Aid-CPR, Health Knowledge Bowl, Nurse Assisting, Mobile Robotic Technology, Engineering, Interactive Application and Video Game Development, Web Design, Introduction to Automotive Technology, Automotive Service Technology, and Photography) and 8 different leadership competitions (Chapter Display, Promotional Bulletin Board, Job Interview, Opening and Closing Ceremony, Prepared Speech, Creed, 20-Second Elevator Speech, and Quiz Bowl).
We are still awaiting competition results, which should be announced by the end of this week, and we expect most of the competitors to advance to the State competition. Weber's chapter officer team was also the honorary team that provided this year's Region 5 Conference and Competition's flawless opening ceremony, which was also their leadership competition, and they will be advancing to the State competition with many of their chapter members.
SAN DIEGO 2014, WEBER SHINING BRIGHT
The results are in from the SkillsUSA California State Leadership and Skills Conference.
SkillsUSA Gold Medal winners are back in the Stockton Unified School District. Stockton schools Charles M. Weber of Applied Sciences and Technology were in San Diego April 24-27 to compete in the California SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference where over 1,800 students competed to showcase their skills.
SkillsUSA teaches students the important connection between classroom lessons and real world applications through the use of career and technical skills. SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers and provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. SkillsUSA builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills. Total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work are also emphasized.
Two students from Weber have been elected to represent California for the 2014-2015 school years. Currently sophomores President, Karla Barragan and Vice President, Amanie Gaber will have some big shoes to fill as they will assist in advocating CTE and SkillsUSA throughout the state. They will also travel to Kansas City, Missouri with out-going state officers from Weber Vice President, Diana Alvarado and Treasurer, Manuel Rodriguez for State Officer Training. Diana, Manuel, Karla and Amanie will also represent the state as National Delegates. “The SkillsUSA California Conference to me personally was one of those opportunities that come very rarely. I was able to meet new people from all over California and socialize with them. I brought back skills that I wouldn’t have been able to gain without attending the conference. I personally think that the organization SkillsUSA is changing the lives of other teenagers, just like it has changed mine.” said, Karla Barragan – State President Elect.