Photo courtesy of Orosi High School.
SkillsUSA students from Orosi (Calif.) High School recently partnered with their local Rural Community Resource Center (RCRC) to help community members in need. The RCRC’s mission is to revitalize local economies though the creation of farmer and worker cooperatives, and the students contributed to that mission by unloading food, sorting fruits and vegetables, packing up items and handing them out to the community through a drive-through system at the facility.
The chapters’ goals for the project were twofold: one was to focus on giving back to the local community, and the other was to show that community the life-changing work young career and technical education students are doing in SkillsUSA chapters throughout the nation, work that goes beyond their hands-on skills development.
“SkillsUSA is making an impact on our campus and in our community,” says advisor Annaly Alvarado. “Our students have been using the Framework to guide them in academics and in the workplace.”
The Framework Alvarado refers to is the SkillsUSA Framework of Personal, Workplace and Technical Skills Grounded in Academics, the foundation for all SkillsUSA programs.
This project was just the beginning for Orosi students. With the support of their advisors and fellow peers, they have more projects planned throughout the year, with hopes of sparking a spirit of service for generations to come in their growing SkillsUSA chapter.