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Information for Louisiana Community
and Technical College System

Pertinent to SkillsUSA Louisiana and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System - there are several important facts that should be considered when approaching administration, staff, instructors and students.


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In the LCTCS board meeting of July 1999, the Academic Affairs Committee recognized by unanimous resolution all SkillsUSA Louisiana members, both professional and students who achieved national merit. In the address to the board regarding the program, Mr. Rabalais explained, "SkillsUSA is a program that is responsive to business and industry by promoting occupational and leadership skills and other assets such as employability skills in students in order for them to make a smooth transition from school to the workplace."

SkillsUSA's Mission: SkillsUSA is an applied method for preparing America's high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service.

NOTICE OF BOARD ACTION
During its meeting of February 9, 2000, the Louisiana Community and Technical College Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to encourage LTC faculty participation in student organizations, conferences, and activities, and to have Supervisor Jared Lord formulate a letter to the Directors of the LTC campuses expressing the Board's support of the SkillsUSA program.

Dr. Jerry Pinsel, Interim Vice-President for Instruction, Learning and Inter-Institutional Cooperation
Dr. Wayne Brown, LCTCS President

ITEM F.2 PRESENTATION BY SUPERVISOR LORD ON SKILLSUSA "BUILDING SKILLS FOR AMERICA"

On motion of Supervisor Christopher, seconded by supervisor Trist, the committee of the Whole unanimously voted to encourage LTC faculty participation in student organizations' conferences and activities and to have Supervisor Lord formulate a letter to the Directors expressing the Board's support.

Proclamation's from the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors, the Louisiana Department of Labor, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission resolved and proclaim the "Building Skills for America sponsored by SkillsUSA Louisiana to be fundamental to the continued development of high-skilled workers here in Louisiana.