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Career & Technical School News

CTE student sees state office as a means to personal growth

Schenectady cosmetology student at CTE is SkillsUSA vice president


Savitri stylesSavitri Persaud of Schenectady is the latest Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) student to seek and win state office with the New York State SkillsUSA organization.

Persaud, a cosmetology student on the Albany CTE campus, is the area three vice president for the organization, which is a national group for career and technical education students that promotes personal and professional growth and offers them the opportunity to compete at the local, regional, state and national levels. 

"I decided to run for area vice president because I had always been that shy person who didn't want to speak up or say anything," said Persaud. "And this year I was community service liaison for the school SkillsUSA chapter and I saw growth in myself and my willingness to speak up and reach out."

"I thought what better way to challenge myself and achieve more personal growth then going to the next level, state office," Persaud said.

As area vice president, Persaud will work this coming school year with the area president to represent the SkillsUSA members of the region and to create programs and projects that reflect the region and the values of SkillsUSA.

"It will be fun working with students from other areas with similar interests," she said.






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