Dr. Behrend recently spent some time learning about career and technical education and workforce readiness at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. More than 16,000 students, teachers and business partners attended the weeklong event that included leadership training, delegate sessions for student officers, and the SkillsUSA Championships.
The SkillsUSA Championships is a showcase in which career and technical students from across the country compete in close to 100 separate events. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. The championships feature contests in a wide range of areas of career and technical skills such as robotics, architecture, and welding.