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Embracing the Benefits That Democracy Brings

Even if you didn’t attend SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute, you can learn how to speak up for career and technical education. At WLTI, members find out how to influence policy that affects the future of CTE programs nationwide. Then they quickly put what they’ve learned into practice, as the students pictured at right are doing with Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island.

Now you can experience for yourself the event that more than 200 students and advisors called “life-changing.” Four downloadable videos, chronicling the most recent WLTI in the nation’s capital, are at: www.skillsusa.org/wltivids.html.

Then, watch for the new Government and Civic Awareness CD-ROM, coming this winter and in time for SkillsUSA Week. It has an instructor’s guide and interactive workbooks to help students advocate for CTE at all levels of government. Check www.skillsusa.org/store/ and SkillsUSA’s next Educational Materials Catalog for more information.

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. — Adlai Stevenson

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SkillsUSA Champions | Winter 2006 | Volume 40, No. 2
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