Ulster BOCES SkillsUSA students continue their commitment to volunteerism and serving their community. Recently members of the club helped to unload supplies at St. James Happy to Help Food Pantry, located at the Saint James United Methodist Church in Kingston. Ulster BOCES SkillsUSA members often donate their personal time during the weekends sorting and organizing food and personal care donations as a way to assist the organization. Community service is an important part of SkillsUSA participation.
Ulster BOCES Cisco student Cody Bellotti says he likes participating in community service projects because it makes him feel good. “When you are helping someone in need, you might be inspiring someone else to do the same thing,” says Bellotti, who attends Wallkill High School.
SkillsUSA includes uniting students who are participating in trade, technical, and health occupation programs; developing leadership skills; fostering a deep respect for the dignity of work; assisting students in establishing realistic career goals; creating enthusiasm for learning; promoting high standards in trade, ethics, workmanship, and scholarship; and understanding the interdependence and cooperation of labor and management.
- Career & Technical Education (CTE)