Monday, October 21, 2013

FFA Environmental and Natural Resources team to compete nationally at career development event

The Columbia FFA Chapter will send members to Louisville,Ky as they vie for national honors in the area of Environmental and Natural Resources at the National FFA Career Development Event held during the 86th FFA National Convention and Expo. FFA members who will represent the chapter in the event include Rock Bridge seniors, Kira Kirk, Isabelle Mitchell,and Carson Banks and Hickman senior,  Austin Wallace,along with advisor, Larry Henneke.

"FFA members participating in this event develop written and oral communication skills through evaluating and presenting global environmental issues," said Melissa Dunkel, Career Development Event education specialist.

Environmental and Natural Resources is one of 25 national CDE's, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. This event includes individual and team activities where participants complete interviews concerning global and national issues, complete writing exercises and locate strategic points using global positioning systems. Members also complete soil tests, evaluate soil profiles, as well as conduct air and water analysis. CDE's help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

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