DATA-SkillsUSA 2015 Kicks Off!

SkillsUSA officers open the first all-member meeting of the year

On Thursday September 11th, all DATA students in grades 10-12, and 9th grade pre-DATA students in Contemporary Media (almost 200 students total) began registering to be a part of the 2015 DATA-SkillsUSA chapter. DATA-SkillsUSA officers manned 8 display booths in the CCHS gym, each focusing on a different aspect of the SkillsUSA experience, ranging from competitions and personal experiences to professional development and official dress code. 

SkillsUSA students prepare to compete in a race across a pit of lava

The DATA-SkillsUSA chapter began 5 years ago, with roughly 24 students. 100 students joined SkillsUSA in the 2013-2014 school year. This year, more than 130 students registered to participate (including 15 students from Nellie Coffman Middle School), making this the largest group so far!

Teams use paper to cross the lava pit

The official member kickoff took place on October 22nd, where SkillsUSA student officers lead members in activities, contest registration, and membership sign ups. Afterwards, SkillsUSA students marched down Highway 111 as part of the CCHS Homecoming Parade. 

Students are now ready to prepare for regional competitions in January, where they will earn the chacne to compete at the State Conference in San Diego this April.