CV-TEC represents at NYS SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference


Thirteen CV-TEC students from the Champlain Valley Educational Services’ Plattsburgh and Mineville Campuses attended the Annual NYS SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference held on November 6th-8th, 2016 in Albany, NY. 

The SkillsUSA organization is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It currently serves 300,000 students and instructors per year.

CV-TEC Mineville and Plattsburgh Satellite Campus counselor Nicole Santaniello shared some great news about how all our students did at the conference, “Nine of our students were awarded their Statesmanship Pin.  All four of our advisors who attended the conference were also awarded their Statesmanship Pin.”

The Statesmanship Pin is an honor bestowed to students who took the time to study and learn the history and current leadership of SkillsUSA. These students had to speak with different officials and share with them the knowledge they had memorized of the organization and learn in turn information from the official they would have to recall later. It is a challenge in studying and memorizing data.

“The Fall Leadership Conference was impressive, with all students participating in leadership activities and doing their very best.” Nicole continues. “Students were also taken on a tour of the New York State Capitol Building.  During the tour they learned the history of the construction of the building as well as were able to see where their elected officials meet and hold Legislative Sessions.”

CV-TEC has had a long history as a participating member of SkillsUSA.

“Most students who participate in SkillsUSA Competitions list it has a highlight of their high school career” Nicole explains. And there are multiple competitions that each class can participate in to show the knowledge they have learned in their desired course of study at CV-TEC.

Presently, CV-TEC’s Plattsburgh and Satellite campuses have 150 SkillsUSA members as well as 100% of all CV-TEC Mineville Students.

The Regional SkillsUSA Competition will be held in March 2017.