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Auburn High School has been named a 2023 National Model of Excellence for Most Outstanding SkillsUSA Program.
“We are pleased to inform you that your SkillsUSA chapter has been nationally recognized as one of 24 SkillsUSA chapters to achieve Models of Excellence status,” said a letter from Chelle Travis, executive director of SkillsUSA to Auburn City Schools. “In its ninth year, this program is part of SkillsUSA’s Chapter Excellence Program, which honors chapters for exemplary work in supporting the SkillsUSA Framework of developing personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. The Framework illustrates the intentional learning of critical workplace skills sought by industry.”
This annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities. This designation is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student organizations for career and technical education.
The focus of Models of Excellence is student-led activation. These students learn and practice the skills that every employer seeks, including leadership, initiative, communication, teamwork and problem-solving, by taking the lead on all SkillsUSA activities.
Representatives from Auburn’s chapter will have several upcoming events that they will participate in.
“As a Models of Excellence honoree, representatives from your SkillsUSA chapter will participate in several experiences at the upcoming National Leadership & Skills Conference, to be held in Atlanta,” Travis said.
Auburn High’s SkillsUSA chapter consists of five Career Technical Education Programs, including Advertising Design, Information Technology, Television Production, Building Construction and Precision Machining. The AHS chapter will be evaluated in June at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference for top honors.
“This honor reflects positively upon your leadership to your school as well as on your teachers and students,” Travis said. “Thank you for your confidence in SkillsUSA and congratulations to your chapter.”