Champions for Change Retreat in Leesburg
On October 30, we had representatives from five of the six pilot grant recipients under the SkillsUSA Champions for Change program here at the National Leadership Center for what we called the Virginia Retreat. (The group from Detroit attended WLTI.) Staff put together a comprehensive agenda of presentation and discussions with national staff on management of a complete SkillsUSA chapter. That includes methods for securing community support and industry involvement as well as publicity. Much of the agenda was aimed at developing a transition plan to take the sites from pilots to fully-functioning chapters adapted to meeting the needs of students after the Kellogg grant has finished. Following the morning meetings, the Alaska delegation went to the Frederick County Career and Technical Center in Maryland to see a full SkillsUSA chapter at work through an entire school.
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