Tyler ISD CTE students hone leadership skills through SkillsUSA conference

October 27, 2016




Tyler ISD hosted the SkillsUSA District 5 Leadership Conference recently at the Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center. The student-led leadership conference consisted of breakout sessions for leadership, communication, résumé and interview training as well as team building activities and parliamentary procedure. Tyler Police Chief Jimmy Toler served as keynote speaker, delivering remarks about the importance of professionalism, ethics, integrity and communication.


“The level of leadership displayed by the students in attendance was outstanding,” Michele Graybill, criminal justice teacher at Tyler ISD’s Career and Technology Center, said.  “District 5 represented SkillsUSA well in proving their theme ‘Champions at Work.’”   


District 5 consists of students from the following counties: Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood.


SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. The organization improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

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