Local Student Elected Vice President of SkillsUSA’s High School Division

 Kaylee Corvin, a cosmetology student at Pulaski County High School in Dublin, Va., was elected to serve as vice president of the high school division of SkillsUSA. Corvin, who is from Pulaski, Va., was elected through a formal elections process in the SkillsUSA House of Delegates during the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Ky., in June.

As SkillsUSA high-school division vice president, Corvin will serve as a student leader, spokesperson and ambassador for the SkillsUSA organization. She will speak on behalf of SkillsUSA before students, instructors and representatives of business and industry. She will also represent the national organization at various events.

“Kaylee has grown to become a well-rounded leader, worker and responsible citizen,” said Tim Lawrence, executive director of SkillsUSA. “She has found her passion through cosmetology and helping others look and feel their best. Kaylee believes that all people should feel confident in themselves, and through her program, she can plant that seed in so many.”

To run for a national office, SkillsUSA members must follow the election process for their local training program, school and state. Once they have made it to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, candidates must then pass a knowledge test, interview for candidacy and complete the campaigning process to student delegates representing the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. This nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive.