Like so many SkillsUSA officer teams from around the nation, the Montana team, elected last year, was forced to get to know each other virtually. Only recently did they meet in-person for the first time, and they made that meeting count for their local community.
During their face-to-face-but-socially-distanced meeting in Helena, the officers created blankets to be donated to the local rescue mission. They also made “gift” bags for firefighters and police officers. Those “gifts” included personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, masks and other useful items. Each SkillsUSA Montana officer also took some of the items back to their own communities to be donated to first responders there.
“With everything being virtual and online, you don’t get to see a lot of people, but the people in need are still out there,” said Wes Bruski, the president of the team and a senior at Capital High School in Helena.
The officers hope their actions will inspire other SkillsUSA chapters to be engaged in their communities, especially during the pandemic. So … what’s your chapter waiting for?
To see the news coverage from KTVH in Helena, see below:
For the written story, see: www.ktvh.com/news/newly-elected-state-officers-of-skillsusa-of-mt-complete-community-projects-in-helena.