Skills USA Week

CCC Career Technical Education Celebrates SkillsUSA Week.

Students and faculty in the Career Technical Division at Coahoma Community College will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, Feb.4-10, 2018. The annual celebration, presented by Carhartt, represents over 300,000 SkillsUSA members nationwide and promotes career and technical education (CTE). The week highlights the benefits of the SkillsUSA program in developing personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. It also provides schools with an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE helps prepare local students for college and high-wage, high-demand career fields. More than 4,000 SkillsUSA schools are expected to participate this year.

SkillsUSA Week activities nationwide may include presentations to administrators, business leaders and legislators; school tours and open houses; service events that benefit local charities and organizations; in-kind donations, interviews with the news media; student-led rallies and campus outreach; industry partnership development and any other activity that promotes SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA Week is held the second week of February each year.

FEBRUARY 4-10, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018 is Advocacy Day.  SkillsUSA activities will be posted to the Coahoma Community College website. SkillsUSA banner and flyers will be posted in the B. F. McLaurin building and Lee Flowers Building to promote SkillsUSA week. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 is Service Day. The SkillsUSA students will volunteer their services of a community project of their choice.  The service day helps bring a greater awareness for the SkillsUSA organization. 

Friday, February 9, 2018 is SkillsUSA Day. This day is observed for all the SkillsUSA instructors and students to wear a SkillsUSA T-shirt to promote SkillsUSA.  The students and instructors may wear any SkillsUSA shirt of their choice. To find out more about SkillsUSA and how to join, see the SkillsUSA Coordinator, Sheila Sanders located in the Related Studies Lab in the B. F. McLaurin Building.

For more information, please visit the SkillsUSA website at; about SkillsUSA and its national programs and activities. 

The SkillsUSA students will be traveling to Jackson, MS for the 2018 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championships from April 9-12, 2018. The students will be competing in the areas of Culinary Arts, Brick Masonry, Carpentry, Welding, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Collision & Repair and Computer Servicing.



SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.  SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.  

SkillsUSA teaches leadership and employability skills to go along with the technical skills we are learning. SkillsUSA offers local, state and national contests to industry standards for entry-level workers in many occupational fields.

In 2015, more than 17,000 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and advisors. More than 600 business, industry and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.

SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, nearly 6,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.