A Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School SkillsUSA member attended the annual Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Championships April 14 through April 16, in Hershey. The SkillsUSA Championships is a showcase for the best career and technical students in the state.
SkillsUSA serves trade, industrial, technical and health occupations students by developing their skills and leadership qualities. The competencies that these students receive through their vocational training combined with the employability skills learned through SkillsUSA produces a professionally employable student. The SkillsUSA advisor for the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School is Christy Wahl, the guidance counselor.
Competition begins locally and continues through district, state, national and international levels. SkillsUSA is a national organizational partnership run through labor, industry and education that provides leadership training and skill competition for students striving for excellence and pride in their chosen occupational field.
Tasha Strait, an Allied Health student from Mc- Connellsburg High School competed in the Basic Healthcare event. Strait placed third in the Basic Healthcare competition. Basic Healthcare contestants had to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to perform entry-level procedures or skills based on the following list of core standards: Academic Foundations, Communication Skills, Career Opportunity Concepts and Systems, Employability and Teamwork, Ethical and Legal Issues, Safety Practices. Performance was evaluated through various stations involving written, verbal and skills testing.
Strait has been enrolled in the FCAVTS Allied Health program from September 2007 to the present. The Allied Health instructor is Mrs. Brandi Mellott. Congratulations, Tasha on a job well done.