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1 Missouri PLTW State Conference Student Leadership Through SkillsUSAMissouri PLTW State ConferencePresented by:Dennis D. Harden, Ed.D.Coordinator, Career Education
2 Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) CTSOs are an integral component of the CTE classroom.CTSOs prepare students to become productive citizens and assume leadership roles in their communities.Provide a unique program of career and leadership development, motivation, and recognition.Required for CTE program approval.
3 Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) Eleven (11) CTSOs operate in Missouri that are recognized by the US Department of Education.74,086 students participated inFive (5) CTSOs rank in the top 10 nationally for student membership.
4 Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) Collegiate DECADECAFBLAFFAFCCLAHOSAPASPBLSkillsUSATSAYoung Farmers
5 What is SkillsUSA?“SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, instructors and industry dedicated to assuring America has a skilled workforce. We help every student excel.”SkillsUSA is excited to share our newest offering to the career and technical education community (or skilled worker industries) – Skill Connect Assessments. Skill Connect Assessments are authentic, online assessments designed to provide a portable credential to young men and women seeking employment in a variety of industries.Today we would like to share our assessments with you.
6 KEY FACTSkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
7 The Mission…SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers and responsible American citizens.Jack Frederick, Kansas Top 20 of all world competitors at World Skills Competition, CalgaryWashington Leadership Training Institute
8 SkillsUSA Today: National Scope One of the nation’s largest individual membership associations255,331 High School Students12,736 Educators from the High School Division32,092 College/PS Students2,903 Educators from the College/PS Division27,641 Registered AlumniOver 1,100 National Business PartnersThe success of SkillsUSA in carrying out its mission is manifest in its numbers. Our size and scope are a testament to the work of our state associations, our industry partners, and most particularly our instructors members.
12 SkillsUSA Applied method of instruction To connect with students To build their personal pride
13 The LaboratoryWe all understand the importance of the CTE lab – where technical skills are taught and practicedThe local Chapter becomes the “Leadership Lab” – Where employability skills are taught and practicedWhere STUDENTS carry out worthy activities for the program, school and community
14 What Does The Research Say? According to the National Research Center for CTEsurvey report, SkillsUSA students agree or stronglyagree with the following:80% “SkillsUSA is a big part of my life.”81% “I take pride in my schoolwork.”85% “I’m confident in planning my goals.”96% “I have the skills & abilities to complete my work.”
15 What Does The Research Say? According to the National Research Center for CTEsurvey report, SkillsUSA teachers agree or stronglyagree with the following:79% “My students use math to solve real life problems.80% “My students participate on teams.”93% “My students achieve personal goals.”95% “I encourage students to push themselves”
16 A Recent Teacher Poll:Nearly 6,000 instructors/SkillsUSA advisors polled nationwide169,000 students in the sample over a five year enrollment period
17 Poll ResultsWhere do your students go after completing your training program?
18 Poll Results High School Completers 45% Directly to Work 36% College 6% Apprenticeship or other Postsecondary Training5% Military4% None of the above4% Teacher was unsure
19 Poll Results Post Secondary/College Completers 72% go to work 10% pursue graduate work10% go to apprenticeship or other additional postsecondary training2% go to the military3% none of the above3% unsure
20 Poll ResultsIn the five years of this sample, how many of your students have dropped out of school?HIGH SCHOOL = 2.93%COLLEGE/POSTSECONDARY = 15%How does that compare nationally?
21 High School RetentionTime Magazine “Dropout Nation” Issue (date) cites 33% as the national average or a 67% retention ratePoll shows SkillsUSA retention rate at 97+%
22 College Retention Rate USDOE Study shows college dropout rate % or retention at 45%SkillsUSA poll shows dropout rate 15% or retention at 85%
23 PROGRAM OF WORKProfessional DevelopmentSocial Activities
24 SkillsUSA Championships PROGRAM OF WORKSkillsUSA ChampionshipsEmployment
25 PROGRAM OF WORKPublic RelationsCommunity ServiceWays and Means
26 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS CONFERENCE More than 15,000 people—including students, teachers and business partners participate in the week-long event.Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, and medical assisting.Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations, and labor organizations.
27 STEM-Related Contests 3D Visualization and AnimationAutomated Mfg.Career Pathways ShowcaseCNC MillingCNC TurningHumanoid RoboticsMobile ElectronicsMobile RoboticsPrinciples of TechnologyRobotics and AutomationSustainability SolutionsTechnical Drafting