Tennessee Leadership Training Institute 2014 was Huge Success!!!

Picture of Tennessee Leadership Training Institute 2014 was Huge Success!!!

SkillsUSA, together with the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, provided leadership training for students and advisors on November 24-25, 2014 at the annual Tennessee Leadership Training Institute in Murfreesboro, TN. This conference focuses on developing advanced leadership, citizenship and employability skills. The sessions covered topics about the importance of the impact of an individual as a leader, citizen, and employer. At this year’s conference many honored guests, from Tennessee Board of Regents office including Vice Chancellor James King, Vice Chancellor David Gregory, and SkillsUSA State Director Chelle Travis, joined our state officer team. Our keynote speaker for Monday night’s banquet was Regent John D. Stites II.

At TLTI students learned what it means to become an advocate for career and technical training. Student sessions included information on upcoming legislation that affects their campus and everyone is encouraged to get involved by contacting their legislators. The goal is to empower student members of SkillsUSA by teaching about the legislative process and how individuals can share their views with elected officials. The coveted TLTI Statesman Award is presented each year to participants of TLTI who have demonstrated their leadership skills and have mastered certain requirements in leadership training. Recipients were recognized during Tuesday's awards ceremony.

At this conference students voted on candidates for the next state officer team. We are proud to announce the 2015 State Officer Team members are: Steven Page, TCAT McKenzie; Katherine King, TCAT Newbern; Michael Byrd, TCAT Oneida/Huntsville; Kalie Pritchett, TCAT Knoxville; David Foss II, TCAT Knoxville; Sierra Baker, TCAT Murfreesboro; and Kevin Howard, TCAT Crump. Students also voted for their favorite T-shirt and trading pin designs presented at TLTI. Winners of the design contests are: 2015 State Pin Ryan Miller; 50th Anniversary Pin Jon Bellucci; and 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Kristy Drayton which are all students from TCAT Murfreesboro. The winning designs will be produced for attendees of the SkillsUSA Tennessee State Conference held in April 2015.

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