SGTC Celebrates SkillsUSA Week by Helping Taylor County Primary School
South Georgia Technical College’s SkillsUSA student organization members and advisors recently celebrated SkillsUSA Week – a week dedicated to showcasing and promoting the organization’s programs and activities at the local level by assisting Taylor County Primary School with their annual field day.
SkillsUSA is a national membership student organization that helps middle school, high school and college students who are preparing for a career in a trade, technical or skilled service occupation. The organization serves more than 335,000 students and instructors annually through hosting workforce-based competitions for the students to compete in.
To spread awareness about the organization, the students and advisors displayed information around the college’s Americus campus and encouraged students to wear red – the organizations official color. Also during the week, Cynthia Carter, director of career services and student organizations at SGTC, and several SkillsUSA members joined Taylor County Primary School to help with their annual field day. While the children played and competed in spring-time outdoor games, the SkillsUSA team and the college’s mascot, ACE, helped bring excitement to the more than 300 students, instructors, staff, parents and high school volunteers.
Although the primary school students are too young to join the SkillsUSA organization, Carter said the week was just about spreading a positive message to who would listen. “Our world needs a little more kindness, and I’m proud to be a part of an organization that cares about who a child becomes,” she said.
To learn more about SkillsUSA at South Georgia Technical College contact Cynthia Carter at email@example.com or Dr. Michele Seay Small at firstname.lastname@example.org.