Whats the one word that best describes SkillsUSAs benefit to its students, teachers and partners?
Tim: If there is one word, it’s connections. Because SkillsUSA is a partnership of education and industry, it’s almost inevitable that if you’re actively involved, you will find ways to connect to those who can offer you unlimited opportunities. This issue is all about making the right connections through SkillsUSA. One student’s technical skills connected her to a stranger; saving his life helped her prepare for the future. A young man connected with a great graphics instructor who challenged him to rise above his circumstances; that student is now with the U.S. Government Printing Office. And Nick Peterson, who connected to a college degree while becoming an international champion, now works at the corporate level in the welding industry. All three students used competitions to enhance their skill levels. No matter your trade area or the level in which you compete, you can make a valuable connection through the SkillsUSA Championships. A good way for you to start preparing is to list