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DCTC Students Attend SkillsUSA District Leadership Conference

Recently, Forty-six DeKalb County Technology Center students took part in the 2017 SkillsUSA Northeast Alabama District Local Officers’ and Leadership Training Conference at Northeast Alabama Community College.  Students were led by SkillsUSA Northeast Alabama District and State Officers who conducted leadership activities for the students in attendance that can be use within their local chapter and their future career. DeKalb County Career Coach David Holt stated, “I am excited about the opportunities for leadership development that our 46 students were able to experience.  These types of experiences provide lifelong skills that will enable our students to become the future leaders in their communities.”

Northeast Alabama Community College hosted the district meeting in the William M. Beck Health & Fine Arts Building where President Dr. David Campbell and Workforce Development Director Dr. Mike Kennamer addressed students from DeKalb and Jackson counties about the importance of leadership skills.  DeKalb County Career Tech Director Jonathan Phillips stated, “This was a great opportunity for our students to gain important leadership skills they can carry with them beyond high school.  I want to personally thank Dr. Campbell, Dr. Kennamer, and Mrs. Kelly Black for hosting this event.  It was great to see, from a director’s perspective, that DeKalb County had the largest delegation.  I’m proud of the students and advisors.  They did a great job.”