We are pleased to welcome Julie Rife to the Colorado Community College System, (CCCS). Julie has been hired for the position of Assistant Program Director, Skilled Trades & Technical Sciences/State Advisor, SkillsUSA Colorado. Julie has worked for several years as the SkillsUSA State Officer Advisor and as a National trainer for SkillsUSA. Julie is replacing Tony Raymond who will be working under the STEM as Assistant Program Director/State Advisor, Technology Student Association (TSA).

SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

Nationally, SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.

The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations.
More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.