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Durango Chapter

Champions at Work
2016 -2017
“Champions at Work Connecting you to Career Success”
What is SkillsUSA?
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit student organization that serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs at our nation’s public high schools and colleges. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA compliments technical skills training with instruction in the employability skills that make a well-rounded worker and citizen. Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA has developed nearly 9.5 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators.
What we do
In the SkillsUSA Durango Chapter, we help students find their area or areas of interest that they want to improve their skills in work, career, and leadership oriented topics. We accomplish this through preparedness for Regional, State, and National Competitions. We also help make connections between local industry and our student members to help them build the skills necessary for them to grow in confidence and abilities related to their future work and careers.
When we meet
Up to two times a month to discuss upcoming events, fundraising, regional and state conference preparedness, etc.
SkillsUSA – Durango Chapter
President – Emily Edwards and Lilly Jameson
Vice President – Seth Thornburg
Officer Team – Whitney Huckins, Gabby Pingley, Brian Elvidge
Advisor – Shaun Smith
Durango High School
2390 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
Ph. (970) 259-1630 x 2126
Leadership Development
Action Skills
American Spirit
Chapter Business Procedure
Chapter Display
Community Service
Extemporaneous Speaking
Job Interview
Job Skill Demo
Occupational Health and Safety
Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Outstanding Chapter
Pin Design (State Conference)
Prepared Speech
Promotional Bulletin
Quiz Bowl

Health Occupations
Basic Health Care Skills
Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting
Practical Nursing

Occupationally Related
Customer Service
Engineering Technology/Design
First Aid/CPR
Health Knowledge Bowl
Health Occupations Professional Portfolio
Medical Math
Medical Terminology
Principals of Technology
Related Technical Math
Tech Prep Showcase

Skilled and Technical Sciences
3-D Visualization and Animation
Advertising Design
Architectural Design
Audio/Radio Production
Automated Manufacturing Technology
Automotive Refinishing Technology
Automotive Service Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Basic Health Care Skills (HS only)
Broadcast News Production
Building Maintenance

CNC Milling Technology
CNC Turning Technology
Collision Repair Technology
Commercial Baking
Computer Maintenance Technology
Computer Programming
Crime Scene Investigation
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Dental Assisting
Diesel Equipment Technology
Electronics Technology
Food and Beverage Service
Graphic Communications
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Industrial Motor Control
Major Appliance Technology
Marine Service Technology
Medical Assisting
Motorcycle Service Technology
Nail Care
Nurse Assisting
Power Equipment Technology
Practical Nursing
Precision Machining Technology
Preschool Teaching Assistant
Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance
Residential Wiring
Robotics and Automation Technology
Sheet Metal
Technical Computer Applications
Technical Drafting
Television (Video) Production
Video Product Development
Web Design
Welding Fabrication

SkillsUSA Colorado http://skillsusa.cccs.edu/ 
SkillsUSA National  www.skillsusa.org