TYNGSBOROUGH – Superintendent Jill Davis and Assistant Superintendent/Principal Michael Barton are pleased to announce that Greater Lowell Technical High School’s SkillsUSA Chapter has been named a National Model of Excellence.
Greater Lowell Tech was one of 24 SkillsUSA chapters in the nation to achieve the Models of Excellence status.
“I am so proud of the students and advisors in our SkillsUSA chapter for achieving this status. Congratulations — this is a significant recognition and honor,” said Superintendent Jill Davis. “We are also so appreciative to SkillsUSA for providing our students with a way to put their skills and ideas to work and helping to prepare them to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens.”
Students Trina Tran and Samantha Barnes represented Greater Lowell Technical School’s chapter at a virtual ceremony that took place on Thursday, June 24. The ceremony included finalist interviews, as well as an awards session.
For the past seven years, SkillsUSA’s Chapter Excellence Program has honored chapters for exemplary work in supporting the SkillsUSA framework of developing personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. The framework supports the intentional learning of critical workplace skills sought by technical industries.
SkillsUSA is one of the largest student leadership organizations for career and technical education in the nation. The organization strives to prepare young people with the skills they need to succeed at work and in life throughinnovative programming, high-quality education materials, teacher instructional support and industry partnerships.
SkillsUSA is a nonprofit partnership of education and industry founded in 1965 to strengthen our nation’s skilled workforce. Driven by employer demand, SkillsUSA helps students develop necessary personal and workplace skills along with technical skills grounded in academics. This SkillsUSA Framework empowers every student to succeed at work and in life, while helping to close the skills gap in which millions of positions go unfilled.
Through SkillsUSA’s championships program and curricula, employers have long ensured schools are teaching relevant technical skills, and with SkillsUSA’s new credentialing process, they can now assess how ready potential employees are for the job. SkillsUSA has more than 366,000 annual paid members nationwide in high schools, colleges and middle schools, covering over 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, and is recognized by the U.S. departments of Education and Labor as integral to career and technical education. With the addition of its alumni, membership last year was 427,432. The nonprofit has served nearly 14 million members since 1965.