Club Brief


CKHS SkillsUSA team after a competition

by Emily Peck, Reporter

Out of the many clubs currently operating at Central Kitsap Highschool, SkillsUSA is one of the most versatile. SkillsUSA is an interesting club that offers a multitude of activities and competitions for students to compete in.

These competitions range from things like 3D animation to cabinetmaking however CKHS only specializes in a handful of these activities. While there are many competitions to choose from, some of the more popular ones at CKHS are Engineering and Tech Design, 3D Animation, Technical Math, Extemporaneous Speaking and Quizbowl.

According to the SkillsUSA website, their mission statement is to, “empower its members to become world class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens,” and to, “improve the quality of our nations skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA.”

Club Vice-President and CKHS Senior Isabel Fleck also believes that the club not only helps improve skills in the workforce, but social skills as well. While explaining the skills one can learn from bringing in the club, she explained how many of the members grow their communication and collaboration skills from working together in the club.

“It brings up your confidence in your skills… I see most people getting more comfortable talking to others just trying to figure out how to work with each other,” Isabel said.

When asked about the members themselves, Isabel also stated the club felt like a “mini home” and that all the members got along very well and had very good communication with each other.

COVID-19 concerns had recently changed the way competitions are typically carried out but this in itself has created another challenge for the members to learn from. With new restrictions in place, members had to figure out how to continue collaborating with team members in a virtual setting.”There was a lot of improvising we had to do. Definitely required a lot of problem solving,” Isabel said. 

SkillsUSA is always looking for more members to join help inspire so if you’re interested, go check it out in Mr. Adamsons classroom in the CTE building.