Jory Parks and Sean Dolan were recently chosen as the state SkillsUSA Officers for Kansas. Jory Parks currently holds the District President and Sean Dolan is the District Vice President. They were one of nine secondary students selected to serve as SkillsUSA Kansas state officers at the annual leadership conference. For the next year, these nine individuals will travel to events across the state, sharing the message of Career and Technical Education, specifically the message of SkillsUSA.
SkillsUSA Kansas officers work together putting on career technical conferences for 3600 members statewide. Additionally, they visit business and industry representatives and legislative representatives. Through effective speaking and facilitating techniques, SkillsUSA Kansas leaders communicate the message of career-readiness.
According to Tim Lawrence, Director of SkillsUSA, “SkillsUSA state officers develop and use high level leadership skills to prepare themselves and others for future careers. SkillsUSA state officers are among the most elite student leaders in each state.”
SkillsUSA helps students discover and grow their career passions. As a nationwide partnership of students, instructors and industry working together, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps every student excel. The nationwide career and technical education student organization annually serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs. Careers and technical education is learning that works for America. SkillsUSA has the active support of more than 1,100 corporations, trade associations, business and labor unions at the national level. Over 10.5 million people have been annual members of SkillsUSA since its’ founding as a Vocational Industrial Clubs of America in 1965. SkillsUSA programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of works, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. For more information, go to http://www.skillsusakansas.org
District President: Jory Parks
District Vice President: Sean Dolan
Back row from (left to right): Blaise Wilson, Jorge Melendez, Adli Medina, Marty Edwards, Travian Cooke and Jory Parks.
Front row (left to right): Josh Heim and Sean Dolan.