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1 Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

2 Kelly Caudle Stanly Community College

3 SkillsUSA Formerly known as VICAVocational Industrial Clubs of America http://www.skillsusa.org Covers trade skills ranging from 3-D Virtualization and Animation to Welding Fabrication http://www.skillsusa.org/compete/contests.shtml State Contests are the beginning point http://www.skillsusanc.org/SkillsUSA_North_Carolina/Hom e.html http://www.skillsusanc.org/SkillsUSA_North_Carolina/Hom e.html Guide for starting a chapter can be found at this site

4 SkillsUSA Winners of state contest qualify for national contest held in Kansas City, Missouri in June of each year Nearly 5000 students attend national conference and compete in 96 different skill areas National winners may be invited to compete at WorldSkills

5 WorldSkills Global organization devoted to promoting vocational education and training internationally http://www.worldskills.org/ Last competition was WorldSkills Calgary in September of 2009 USA sent competitors to AmeriSkills in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in March of 2010 at the invitation of the Brazilian government Next competition is WorldSkills London 2011 USA will be taking 16 competitors to Londonbiggest contingent in history of WorldSkills for USA

6 WorldSkills London 2011 With 150,000 expected visitors, you can be inspired by watching 1,000 competitors from 50 nations competing in 45 skill areas over four exciting days of competition. Being used as a dry run for some 2012 Olympic plans Video

7 Cisco Networking Academy Programthe Single Step that Propelled SCC Global program designed to teach IT skills More than 900,000 students world wide SCC has been an academy for nearly 10 years Involvement in Networking Academy opened the doors for SkillsUSA and then WorldSkills http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/index.html

8 Germany Visitors Due to contacts via WorldSkills, SCC hosted eight German visitors from Cisco Networking Academy in Hannover Germany Exposed my students to entirely new culture Enriched my teaching through understanding of IT needs worldwide Relationships continue through Facebook contact with Planned visit to Hannover with my students failed to materialize due to funding, but future plans are in place for more exchanges

9 Questions? Contact information Kelly Caudle kcaudle5282@stanly.edu 704-991-0346


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