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By Cassidy Bearinger

SkillsUSA promotes career, technical education


January 2, 2020

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State recognition • During the commissioner's recognition for student excellence in career and technical eduction, Nov. 25, at the Nebraska State Capitol, Faith King, of Clearwater, was honored for earning the top medal in middle school job demonstration at the National SkillsUSA competition last June. Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley (left) and Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt (right) present the award.

Internships and Fridays @ Northeast present students an avenue to investigate a potential career.

Students in Clearwater and Orchard may also discover more about the world of work through an extra-curricular activity, SkillsUSA.

More than 20 students from the two schools are currently enrolled in SkillsUSA.

Chapter advisor Mike Odell, Clearwater, said, "SkillsUSA is a student organization that prepares its members for careers in occupations related to skilled services, trades, health services and technical services. Nationally, there are local chapters in all 50 states and territories (Wash...

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