Amanda Balch, a student in the Building Construction and Cabinetmaking program at the New England Institute of Technology, won the national gold medal in Prepared Speech at the SkillsUSAÂ National Competition in Kansas City, MO, on June 27th.
AmandaÂ qualified for the national competition by winning first place inÂ Prepared Speech conducted by the Rhode Island chapter of SkillsUSA earlier this year.
SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 300,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.
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