Chester County Technical College High School (TCHS) students have had a long and rich tradition of being heavily involved in SkillsUSA competitions and chapters. The TCHS Pickering Campus was recently one of three high schools from across the nation selected to host a delegation of national SkillsUSA officers as part of SkillsUSA Week.
National SkillsUSA officers Lizetthe Moreno, Grace Kirrane, Madison Whitney, and Scott Hicks spent the day at TCHS Pickering. While there, they attended a SkillsUSA appreciation breakfast for teachers, networked with TCHS SkillsUSA students, and toured the newly remodeled campus. The officers traveled from Texas, Massachusetts, Utah, and Georgia, respectively, to visit the TCHS Pickering Campus during SkillsUSA Week.
SkillsUSA Week is the annual celebration highlighting the benefits of the SkillsUSA program in developing personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. There are approximately 335,000 SkillsUSA members nationwide.
Dr. Tom Harner, the advisor for the TCHS Brandywine Campus SkillsUSA chapter, was grateful that TCHS was one of three schools chosen to host national SkillsUSA officers.
“Our students work extremely hard and have a long track record of contributing to SkillsUSA on the local, state, and national levels,” he said. “I am proud that we were selected to host our national SkillsUSA officers as part of SkillsUSA Week. This is a great honor for our students and a testament to their excellent achievement for their participating within the SkillsUSA organization.”
While SkillsUSA students come from different regions, they share a bond in their career and technical education experiences.
“There seems to be an instant connection between each SkillsUSA student I meet, no matter what part of the country I am in,” said Whitney. “Everyone shares the same passion for their pursuit, no matter where they are from. This bond has made this trip to TCHS Pickering Campus very special for me.”