WCCC Skills USA club recently elects its officers for 2016

The Career Center SkillsUSA officers for 2016-17, from left, Chyla Sephfus, Kamryn Morrison, Kelsey Sampson, Hannah Yoho and Makayla Zimmerman.

Washington County Career Center SkillsUSA recently elected its 2016-17 chapter officers.

The Career Center representatives are: President Chyla Sephfus is a senior in Patient Health Care and she is the daughter of Terry and Carla Sephfus of Vincent; Vice President Kelsey Sampson is a senior in Sports Medicine & Exercise Science and she is the daughter of Dan and Lola Sampson of Lowell; Secretary Hannah Yoho is a senior in Patient Health Care and she is the daughter of Steve and Jessica Yoho of Marietta; Treasurer Makayla Zimmerman is a junior in Sports Medicine & Exercise Science and she is the daughter of Chris and Liz Zimmerman of Lowell; and Historian Kamryn Morrison is a senior in Sports Medicine & Exercise Science and she is the daughter of Dustin Plaugher and Chila Francis of Marietta.

SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training programs” by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Career Center Chapter, part of a national organization, serves 12 vocational/technical programs, which are Auto Collision/Custom Paint and Graphics, Auto Mechanics, Building Technology/Carpentry, Cosmetology, Diesel Truck Mechanics, Electricity, Heavy Equipment, Masonry, Medical College Prep, Patient Health Care, Sports Medicine & Exercise Science, and Welding.

Locally there are about 357 Career Center students members.

Across the country the organization serves nearly 250,000 high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training program in trade, technical, skilled and service occupations.

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