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SkillsUSA seeks to prepare students for careers
McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley has declared Feb. 5-11 as SkillsUSA Week, urging all citizens to acquaint themselves with the purposes and activities of SkillsUSA. The proclamation was presented to Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) active SkillsUSA chapter members, from left, Melissa G. Mullins, Jose A. Gonzalet, Haley, and Michael Garner.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and further education.
SkillsUSA looks to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.
SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor. Visit the website at for more information.
The SkillsUSA program is offered locally through Tennessee College of Applied Technology, which can be reached at 473-5587 or