Hart County High School is proving to prepare its’ students with the technical, service and trade skills needed to enter the work force or college once they receive their high school diploma. This much was shown during the second week of February this year, which was officially the national SkillsUSA week. Along with celebrating CTAE month, the high school, too, marked its efforts to prep students through its’ SKillsUSA chapter. Hart County High School’s SkillsUSA chapter received a $1,000 grant with the help of SkillsUSA and Channel Lock.
As a way to show thanks, HCHS’ chapter accomplished a number of service projects in honor of SkillsUSA week. Members volunteered at a local food drive, made thank you gifts for the high school’s custodians, created a SkillsUSA display for open house, held a candy jar giveaway competition, allowed students to sign a SkillsUSA banner, and made a bulletin board containing fun SkillsUSA facts. Students in the club also participated in Hart County High School’s Career and College Day. Members stood alongside more than 40 local industries and businesses, as an effort to recruit new members.
SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, according to the organization’s website.
In the back, from left to right, are SkillsUSA members Samantha Campbell, Hanna Crump, Detricunna Teasley, Chloe Rice, Nikki Nguyen and Trinity Chastain; in the front, from left to right is Claire Rice and Jenna Vickery.