Washington County Career Center SkillsUSA recently elected its 2017-18 chapter officers. The Career Center representatives are: President Tanner Wriston is a senior from Warren enrolled in the Building Technology/Carpentry program, and he is the son of Crystal Martin of Belpre; Vice President Owen Gage is a senior from Fort Frye enrolled in the Heavy Equipment program, and he is the son of Jonathon and Jessica Barnes of Whipple; Secretary Jacey Barth is a senior from Fort Frye enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and she is the daughter of Curt and Janet Barth of Lowell; Treasurer Makayla Zimmerman is a senior from Fort Frye enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and she is the daughter of Chris and Liz Zimmerman of Lowell; and Historian Thomas Williams is a senior from Warren enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, and he is the son of Michael and Christa Williams of Belpre.
SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a "successful model of employer-driven youth development training programs" by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Career Center Chapter, part of a national organization, serves 12 vocational/technical programs, which are Auto Collision/Custom Paint and Graphics, Auto Mechanics, Building Technology/Carpentry, Diesel Truck Mechanics, Electricity, Hair Design, Heavy Equipment, Masonry, Medical College Prep, Patient Health Care, Sports Medicine & Exercise Science, and Welding. Locally there are about 366 Career Center students members.
Across the country the organization serves nearly 250,000 high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training program in trade, technical, skilled and service occupations.
PHOTO: Career Center SkillsUSA Chapter Officers 2017-18
(L-R): Owen Gage, Jacey Barth, Thomas Williams, Makayla Zimmerman, and Tanner Wriston