Posts tagged SkillsUSA
Guest blogger and SkillsUSA reporter
for Graphic Design, Laketa Williams, is excited to tell us about Holiday Photos!
The Graphic Design class of Metro Tech’s
South Bryant Campus is offering Christmas Photos from November 28 – Dec 7. Appointments are available from 8am-10am and 12pm-3pm. Call 405-595-2220 to set your appointment with Stan. We will have Santa Claus available for photos on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 12-2pm. A single keepsake photo are $2 a piece, $10 for 12 greeting cards and $10 for all photos on a disc. There are three poses for each session with multiple backgrounds and card options to choose from. The South Bryant portraits are an excellent Christmas gifts for loved ones!
This promotion allows the Graphic Design class to develop our event planning, business, design and organizational skills. Please support our efforts and make your appointment today for your holiday photo!
Guest blogger and SkillsUSA reporter for Graphic Design, Laketa Williams, is excited to tell us about recycled.a.r.t. !
Several students from Graphic Design have taken the recycled.a.r.t challenge. OKC Beautiful and Science Museum Oklahoma are putting on this competition on Saturday, November 19, to “discover the art in recycled trash” and to encourage repurposing recycled material to create art. This event is in celebration of America Recycles Day!
We are using discarded materials like wire, cans, aluminum, plastic and CDs, to create these creative pieces of art. Instructor BeeDee Stevens turned the contest into a class project. “The recycling competition gives my students the opportunity to explore and create unconventional advertising pieces,” Stevens said.
We were given one week after collecting our “trashy” materials to complete our creations. “Once I was finished, I realized how much I enjoyed working on my project,” student Natara Warrior said. “It really gave me a chance to be creative.” The winners will receive
prizes and be featured on OKC beautiful website and quarterly newsletter. We are very proud of the creativity shown by our class and we wish all the
Metro Technology Centers students will be attending the Oklahoma SkillsUSA Postsecondary Fall Leadership Conference on Thursday, September 29, 2011. This is being held at the Payne County Fairgrounds in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Leadership Conference has three main objectives:
- To provide sessions on leadership, citizenship and character development to support adult students who are preparing themselves for the labor market.
- To promote understanding of the role of Careertech training and its place in preparing workers to successfully work within the free enterprise system.
- To describe leadership and skill development opportunities offered through SkillsUSA that emphasizes the role of applied academics in vocational training, dignity of work, work ethic, and teamwork.
The Agenda is as follows:
9:30 a.m.- Registration begins
10:00 a.m.- Opening General Session
Opening Ceremony……………………………………………………Secondary State Officers
Opening Remarks & Welcome…………….Michael Emery and Eric Critchnau
Postsecondary State Officers
11:30 a.m.- Lunch
12:30 p.m.- Closing General Session
Keynote address………………….Danny King Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Awarding of Pins and Certifcates
Installation of new Postsecondary State Officers
Lunch is provided on site for all participants. Everyone attending will receive a conference t-shirt and pin. Registration is
due no later than September 16, 2011!
Should you have questions, please contact the state SkillsUSA
office at 1-800-522-5810 ext. 143 or by email at email@example.com.
When I arrived at the Business Conference Center (BCC), where the SkillsUSA competitions were being held, all of my team mates and the other parlimentary team were already there. They all looked great in their official SkillsUSA windbreakers. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. The Director of ITC, Mr.Plemmons, treated us to breakfast. A very nice gesture, considering I’d forgotten all about eating due to the excitement of competing.(Thanks Mr. Plemmons!)
The lobby had quickly filled up with people that would be competing in all sorts of competitions; from giving prepared speeches to job interviewing. When we registared it was apparent the nervousness began to settle on a couple of my teammates and myself as well.
We were all directed into the auditorium for the welcoming ceremony. By then I was so nervous I couldn’t even focus, I think I told one of my team members that I needed to sit down…even though I was sitting down. After the welcoming ceremony we were directed to the holding area, this is the biggest conference room in the BCC. While we waited, my teammates and I also signed up to become SkillsUSA Alumni. Now, we will stay in touch with SkillsUSA and be able to help out with future events.
The high school students were the first to compete. It took about an hour and 30 minutes for all three of those teams to finish. Then it was onto the post-secondary (adult) teams. There was only two teams competing for the Parliamentary Procedures; both coming from Metro Tech.
Our team was first. By then I was so nervous I didn’t know what to do with myself. We were told we had 15 minutes to prepare. We thought this was great since we took a lot less time to plan while training. We couldn’t of been more wrong. Those 15 minutes felt like 5 minutes and before we knew it, it was time to perform the meeting. Our total time performing the meeting was about 13 minutes, it felt like 3….and I felt faint.
After competition we have the option of watching a movie playing in the auditorium as part of Black History Month. Metro Tech is so versatile! Then the time came, the time where our two teams would know who won the showdown. We’d been taunting each other all morning. When they called the other team first I was as close to having a heart attack as I’ve ever been in my life. Then I noticed the announcer said second place. Wow!! Our team had won the Parliamentary competition! Queen’s song “We are the Champions” belted out in my head! After
everything was said and done, we were all ecstatic…and tired. I can’t wait to celebrate with my class and all of the ITC family. Thanks again Metro Tech!!
We want to thank everyone who participated in the SkillsUSA
officer installations at Metro Tech’s South Bryant Campus. Here are just a few pictures of our Graphic Design A.M. and P.M. team.