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Recognizing Excellence With Skill Point Certificates
As part of the Work Force Ready System, SkillsUSA will again award Skill Point Certificates in 86 contest areas to recognize outstanding achievements of contestants in addition to those who earn gold, silver and bronze medallions in the SkillsUSA Championships. The same industry leaders who defined the competencies for the Championships determined a "cut score" that indicates excellence for students entering technical fields or leadership. Most cut scores range between 70 and 80 percent, and contestants who reach that level earn a Skill Point certificate. Each certificate lists the competency areas tested in the contest and carries the logos or the names of the organizations and companies that planned and managed this year’s competitions. Students can use their certificates to document achievement and to show potential employers as indicators of proficiency.


National Young Worker Safety Day - June 25, 2013
National Young Worker Safety Day (NYWSD) kicks off Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 9 a.m. at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City. As part of the larger campaign, "A Million Safer," led by CareerSafe, NYWSD is targeted at making a significant and critical impact on decreasing the number of young worker injuries and fatalities in the United States. At the CareerSafe TECHSPO booth (booth C), students and teachers will sign the pledge to "StartSafe. StaySafe." just like over 4,000 others who made the same pledge on NWYSD in 2012. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in interactive safety games and win great prizes that will further educate them on the importance of young worker safety training. In addition, students and teachers will have the opportunity to gather valuable safety materials and speak with the experienced CareerSafe staff about safety-related questions and concerns.


Blood Drive at NLSC
There will again be a blood drive as part of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The drive will be sponsored by the Kansas City Community Blood Center and will be held on Friday, June 28, Bartle Hall, Room 2105 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Blood collected will be used in the Kansas City community, and they are very much in need of donations. At last year’s blood drive, the center registered 49 volunteers, collected 46 units and had 42 first-time donors.

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