WLTI: Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Advocate on the Hill

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The Tennessee Technology Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT) attended the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute in our nation’s capital from September 19 through September 23, 2015. There were 14 students and staff that attended the conference from across the great state of Tennessee. The students were there to advocate for Career and Technical Education in our state and nation.

Kevin Howard – TCAT Crump, Joshua Boles and Shauntel Fain – TCAT Harriman, Jamie Bowling, Tamara Huckeby and Jason Hull – TCAT Huntsville, Caleb Ford and Jedidiah Long – TCAT Knoxville met with Senator Lamar Alexander’s representatives. During their legislative visits, students shared the value of their education; the value of public career and technical education to their respective communities; the quality of their education and training; their occupational plans; and, the benefits of their participation in SkillsUSA. They explained that today's workplace requires people with leadership, teamwork and communication skills to participate in high-quality systems. SkillsUSA has been successful in developing these skills in students of all ages and backgrounds.

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