More than 300 high school students from across central Arkansas will be on campus today and Wednesday for the Arkansas SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Institute, being hosted by Pulaski Technical College.
The two-day conference opens at 10 a.m. today with welcome remarks by Arkansas SkillsUSA State Director Randy Prather followed by the Presentations of Colors by the Arkansas Army National Guard. Students will spend the afternoon and evening in sessions designed to help students learn to be team leaders and motivators.
The conference continues Wednesday with the SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl and competitions in Opening and Closing Ceremony, Chapter Business Procedure, Extemporaneous Speech and Job Interview. The conference ends with a lunchtime awards banquet in the Campus Center.
This year is the first tiome Pulaski Tech has had the opportunity to host the ArkansasSkills USA Fall Leadership Institute. Because of the popularity of the fall conference, the state organized two conferences to accommodate participants. Pulaski Tech is hosting the conference for Central Arkansas area. A second conference takes place Oct. 23-24 in Fort Smith.