ENGLEWOOD — The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) SkillsUSA Chapter II held its first meeting of the year on September 22. Rayna Huffman was a guest speaker. She talked about her experiences and the opportunities she had with SkillsUSA.
The 2016-2017 SkillsUSA Chapter II Officers are:
• President – Autumn Cox (Graphic Commercial Art) Valley View
• Vice-President – Kristian Loomis (Graphic Commercial Art) Northridge
• Treasurer – Savanah Kennedy (Graphic Commercial Art) Tipp City
• Secretary – Amanda Shook (Graphic Commercial Art) Ansonia
• Reporter – Thomas Flaherty (Digital Design Technology) Tri-County North
• Parliamentarian – Delany Adams (Graphic Commercial Art) Twin Valley South
• Historian – Raja Al-Sharab (Auto Services) Northmont
• Alternate – Ashley Bulach (Architectural Design) Eaton
• Alternate – Tymber Rostron (Architectural Design) Northmont
• Alternate – Molly Walls (Graphic Commercial Art) Ansonia
The meeting started with SkillsUSA opening ceremony and placement of the SkillsUSA logo. Kristian Loomis then talked about all CTSO Community Service Projects for the year and how all CTSO’s are working together to help support local organizations. The chapter then invited a junior and senior from each lab to play musical chairs. Mr. Spitler talked to Autumn Cox and Amanda Shook about their connection with SkillsUSA. Autumn Cox talked first and she shared her experience with last year’s Fall Conference where she was elected SkillsUSA Regional Vice President. Amanda Shook shared her experience at the SkillsUSA summer leadership camp she attended last July at Hocking Technical College in southern Ohio. Rayna Huffman was our guest speaker and she shared her speech that placed fifth at the National SkillsUSA Competition in 2015. Mr. Spitler sat and talked with Rayna about the impact SkillsUSA had on her here at MVCTC.
SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s workforce through a structured program if citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.
For more information about MVCTC, please visit www.mvctc.com.
For over 45-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties, including Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.