Duanesburg was well represented at the recent SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference at the Desmond in Albany by students Matthew Barnard, Schuyler Bradshaw, Justin Colucci and Aidan Enders.
The students, who are SkillsUSA chapter leaders at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTE) School, were among more than a dozen local students and others from across the state who received training in work-based learning, ethics, leadership, professionalism and communication.
Matthew and Schuyler study culinary arts at the CTE Schoharie campus. Justin studies criminal justice at the CTE Schoharie campus, where he also serves as SkillsUSA chapter president, p.m. session. Aidan studies diesel technology at the Albany campus. In addition to being a chapter leader, Aidan serves as SkillsUSA New York state president.
They joined with fellow CTE students at the leadership conference in learning about SkillsUSA initiatives to promote career and technical education, as well as the skilled trades. Of the conference, Aidan said, “It’s a great opportunity for growth and team bonding.”
SkillsUSA is a national organization for career and technical education students that promotes personal and professional growth and offers them the opportunity to compete at the local, regional, state and national levels.