SkillsUSA District 10 Leadership

It was President John F. Kennedy who stated, "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."  This holds true — even today.

On Thursday, December 6th, twenty members from the LCCTC Chapter of SkillsUSA boarded the bus and traveled to Erie for the annual District 10 SkillsUSA Leadership Workship. The objective: to experience the training that would cultivate the potential leader in each attendee.

Our very own Opening and Closing Team presided over the meeting.

Presenting the keynote speech was Senator Dan Laughlin who represented the 49th Senatorial District which includes Erie County. His message: Success demands effort and a commitment to improve in every way every day, no matter the challenges that may occur.

Members experienced leadership activities that helped them analyze their personalities; doing this helped them understand their thoughts and actions and be able to appreciate the diversity in those around them. They also learned the value of teamwork to brainstorm a solution to a problem and to execute that solution in a timely manner. They learned the importance of making good decisions that will allow them to make themselves even more employable — especially in today’s technological world. Finally, they tested their knowledge of SkillsUSA and the professionalism associated with the organization.

Upon completion of the workshop, members received a certificate; once students complete their Career Portfolio Artifact Form, they will be able to include this in their state-mandated graduation portfolio and be one step closer to graduating with proof that they are Career Ready!