CVCC’S SKILLSUSA ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEAM
AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Catawba Valley Community College’s (Hickory, N.C.) SkillsUSA
team brought home gold from the National Championships in Kansas City, Mo.
SkillsUSA is an opportunity for high-performance students
enrolled in career and technical programs to match skills against their peers
in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and
reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. SkillsUSA
also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in
"SkillsUSA is the perfect match for our students because they
get to display their talents in their area of study in a competitive
environment,” said Gary Muller, CVCC’s Business Programs Department Head.
"But it’s about more than just the competition,” Muller
explained. "Our students get to experience new things and see a world they
might never have seen were it not for SkillsUSA. We are so proud to offer this opportunity
to build self-confidence and genuine skills for the workplace,” added Muller.
The CVCC Entrepreneurship Team included Carolyn Elmore, John
Lineberger, Michael Lewis and Sebrina Brooks. They submitted a business plan
for "A Peaceful Passage Transportation Service.” The business picks up and
transports decedents from hospitals, nursing homes, personal homes, and
transports them to distant funeral homes or medical examiner’s offices. Elmore, Lineberger and Lewis are enrolled in the Funeral
Service program. Brooks is a Business Administration major.
For more information
about CVCC’s SkillsUSA program contact Muller at 828-327-7000, ext. 4672, or