SkillsUSA Representatives to Discuss Efforts to Develop Skilled Workforce

March 5, 2014

Bradley University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will host a presentation on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Marty Theatre in the Michel Student Center featuring Cameron Ferguson, board member of the SkillsUSA Foundation, and Tim Lawrence, Executive Director of SkillsUSA. They will describe the organization and the tremendous impact it has on the development of students into young adults who have both the technical skills and the leadership skills that America needs.

The event is free and open to the public but attendees should register at  

SkillsUSA, formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Its programs teach leadership, citizenship, and character development to complement technical skill training to reduce the dropout rate and increase the success of student participants. 

For more information contact Catherine Lawless, Program Coordinator in Continuing Education at, 677-3900.