Five juniors were elected North Central Regional Officers during the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference held virtually from Columbus.
The officers include Rachel Aponte, cosmetology student from North Ridgeville; Travis Hunter, a cosmetology student from Wellington; Matthew Markutsa, an industrial electricity student from Avon Lake; Elizabeth Rickard, an industrial electricity student from North Ridgeville; and Haylee Roach, a collision repair student from Clearview (Lorain).
Five other students also participated in this two-day conference as voting delegates.
“We are very proud of all of our students who were vying for positions and/or participating as voting delegates,” commented Michelle McClintic, Lorain County JVS supervisor and SkillsUSA student coordinator. “These students made the commitment to participate and did very well!”
The first day of the conference included many sessions focusing on leadership skills and several industry panel discussions on how important career-technical education is to most industry sectors. Day two included speeches from all candidates, regional officer elections, more industry panel discussions.
As elected officers, these students will be invited to the Regional Officer Training Institute and will be responsible for helping to plan the Regional SkillsUSA competition to be held in February.
SkillsUSA is a Career-Technical Student Organization serving more than 34,000 students and Advisors from Ohio in Industrial/Engineering Systems and Health Careers Training Programs.