Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) students competed at the recent Southern Maryland SkillsUSA Regional competition winning 9 gold, 7 silver, and 7 bronze medals. The event was hosted by Career and Technology Academy on February 5, 2022, where Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from the Calvert Career and Technology Academy in Calvert County, the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, and North Point High School in Charles County, and the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in St. Mary’s County participated in the event. SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure a skilled workforce. The organization serves more than 300,000 high school and college students, as well as professional members, nationwide. As part of the SkillsUSA program, students gain experiences in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization focuses on quality of work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA competitions showcase CTE students, involve industry professionals in evaluating student performance, and help to train students for the workforce. The philosophy of the competition is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance, and to train […]
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