North Shore Senior High Student Attends SkillsUSA Leadership Training
Houston, Texas: In September, Quentin Washington, North Shore Senior High School student, was selected to go to Washington D.C. to partake in the SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI.)
The five-day Washington Leadership Training Institute is sponsored each year by SkillsUSA to provide students an opportunity to learn about Washington D.C.; how to effectively communicate with their legislative representatives; and about personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
This year, more than 500 students from 29 states discussed the value of public career and technical education to their respective states; the quality of their education and training; their occupational plans; and, the benefits of their participation in SkillsUSA.
During Washington’s trip to D.C., he met with other students, who are in Career and Technical Education. All of the students had an opportunity to speak with Senator Ted Cruz, visit the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Pentagon 9-11 Memorial.
Career and technical education is an integral part of public education. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 90.18 percent compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.
Pictured: Senator Ted Cruz and Quentin Washington
Terri Moore | Assistant Superintendent for Communication Services and Professional Development | firstname.lastname@example.org | 832.386.1231