- We recently heard some great news from Connecticut state director Heidi Balch. Heidi reported that the Connecticut State Board of Education recently approved the Connecticut Technical High School System board subcommittee’s recommendation to add the district’s eleventh grade Career Development course as a one-credit graduation requirement. The Career Development course is SkillsUSA’s Professional Development Program (PDP) curriculum. Their Career Development “is a sequence of ten units that provides students opportunities to develop essential skills to excel in the SkillsUSA competition but, more importantly, be prepared for entry-level employment and to meet the established criteria for the required senior trade technology portfolio.”
- The communications department sent an overall WorldSkills Competition/SkillsUSA WorldTeam release to 864 business and education print reporters, 1,906 radio and television news stations (local and regional) and 362 education trade magazines on April 9. The release appears on our Web site at http://skillsusa.org/downloads/PDF/pressreleases/worldteam09.pdf. We had an immediate phone call from the Lars Larson radio show, and I did a 10-minute live interview with Lars on “Live with Lars” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10.
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