Georgia Leadership and Skills Conference
From March 11 through 13, I attended the SkillsUSA Georgia High School Division conference and Career Expo in Atlanta. It’s hard for me to believe, but this conference becomes more impressive every year. There were almost 6,500 attendees including over 4,600 students and 815 teachers. They had 260 companies involved in the Construction, Transportation and Public Safety Career Expo, and the entire convention center floor was filled with contests surrounded by areas of exhibits called “worlds” such as World of Energy, World of Manufacturing and so on. The state bused in students from area schools during the two days of the event, and, this year, the superintendent of schools attended. And, there were over 1,300 industry representatives involved in the contests, as exhibitors or as volunteers and guests. SkillsUSA Georgia does a great job with the SkillsUSA branding too with lots of faces of champions on their materials. Congratulations go to Corporate Member “Sonny” Cannon and to State Association Director Gayle Silvey. They and the Georgia team are doing an amazing job.
Tags: State Conferences