Rockcastle ATC student and Kentucky SkillsUSA state officer, Brooklyn Young (left) recently attended a SkillsUSA Leadership Training Institute on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. While there, the Kentucky delegation had the opportunity to meet with United States Congressman, James Comer.
The five-day Washington Leadership Training Institute is sponsored each year by SkillsUSA to provide students an opportunity to learn about Washington D.C.; how to effectively communicate with their legislative representatives; and about personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. This year’s delegations discussed the value of public career and technical education to their respective states; the quality of their education and training; their occupational plans; and, the benefits of their participation in SkillsUSA. They explained that today’s workplace requires people with to participate in high-quality systems. SkillsUSA has been successful in developing these skills in students of all ages and backgrounds.
The Washington Leadership Training Institute is a leadership and citizenship training event. WLTI concentrates on advanced leadership and communications skills, including sharing their personal stories with legislative representatives. This year, more than 500 students and instructors from 27 states attended the leadership conference.