Catawba Valley Community College’s SkillsUSA chapter celebrated National SkillsUSA Week recently, recognizing the hard work of chapter members numbering more than 110 and more than 30 faculty and staff advisors.
SkillsUSA Week is celebrated the second week of February each year. The recognition week underscores the importance of SkillsUSA’s purpose and mission, which is to help prepare America’s high performance workers for career and technical programs.
Tammy Muller, Cosmetology Department Head and SkillsUSA North Carolina Advisor of the Year, hosted a lunch for her students to thank them for their participation in community services and business and industry activities. She ended the week with a donut breakfast for her team members while they practiced for the upcoming spring State SkillsUSA Conference in Greensboro.
Other faculty advisors recognized their SkillsUSA students and faculty with a donut breakfast to thank them for all of their efforts with various activities they participated in throughout the year.
Mark Sigmon, Welding Director, and his faculty team announced to the students that CVCC will host the NC SkillsUSA Welding Championship in April at CVCC’s new Alexander County Welding facility in Taylorsville.
Eddie Roane, Automotive Faculty, treated his students to a donut breakfast to thank them for their efforts with holiday charity drives and hosting STEM tours for middle school students.
Steven Rhoads, Machining Faculty, thanked his students for their work on the fall semester SkillsUSA Motor Competition and their STEM tours participation.
CVCC’s SkillsUSA chapter officers Jacob Carr, Emily Moore, Sam Frye and Wes Farr visited Challenger High School and talked about SkillsUSA opportunities. They gave out donuts to more than 100 students and SkillsUSA members.
These activities during National SkillsUSA Week touched more than 200 students with the SkillsUSA message.
SkillsUSA chapter offers presented certificates of appreciation to Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw, CVCC president; Dr. Keith Mackie, CVCC executive vice president; David Sain, CVCC Foundation, Inc., chairman; Teresa Biggs, CVCC Foundation, Inc. executive director; Charles Preston, CVCC board of trustees chairman; Dr. Heather Benfield, Challenger High School principal; Debbie Austin, CVCC Challenger High School liaison; and Tammy Muller, SkillsUSA NC Faculty Advisor of the Year.
The CVCC Foundation, Inc., proudly provides support for CVCC’s SkillsUSA program. For more information about CVCC’s SkillsUSA chapter, contact Gary Muller, 828-327-7000, ext. 4672, firstname.lastname@example.org.