Fairfield Career Center was recently honored by the Ohio chapter of SkillsUSA as a quality chapter through its Chapter Excellence Program. The school’s chapter also earned a score that qualified them as a Gold Level Chapter and advanced them into contention as possibly earning the National Model of Excellence from SkillsUSA. This is the third time the school has earned the honor since it began in 2015.
By achieving the recognition in the Chapter Excellence Program, Fairfield Career Center’s chapter has made a commitment to provide quality opportunities for students and is just one of five chapters in Ohio to receive this honor. The school will be honored at the Ohio SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference.
“Many schools view SkillsUSA as simply a competition, but as you know and have shown SkillsUSA is much more than that; it’s a program that provides students and teachers the opportunity to develop leadership, academic and technical skills within a career-technical environment in partnership with business, industry and the community,” wrote Jacqueline L Walker MSN, RN, SkillsUSA Ohio State Director, in a letter notifying Fairfield Career Center of the recognition.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 18,000 sections and 52 state and territorial associations. Combining alumni and lifetime membership, the total number reached this year is more than 360,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 11.9 million members since its founding in 1965. In Ohio, more than 29,000 students and instructors join annually.