Our Student Affairs team is also working on a new empowering initiative aimed at helping students learn to be more self-sufficient and pro-active in finding answers and taking care of themselves. The slogan "Keep Calm and Consult Student Affairs" takes the "hel" out of helicoptering and puts the responsibility where it belongs...on those young adults who are now on their own.
SkillsUSA has begun this year's recruiting efforts and invites anyone interested in joining the group to see Frank Avila (HVAC) or Linn Schroll (Auto Collision) to get signed up. Last year these highly trained technician students placed in the top of their fields in Auto Collision, Welding, and HVAC. See last weeks Blemo for more details.
|This is what we are shooting for.|
Of course it helps to use the Policy Governance Model where the Board puts the responsibility of running the college (the Means) on the President and does not nip pick over incidentals. It's great not having to answer silly questions like "why did you buy that brand of ink pens", or "why did you by a Chevrolet instead of a Ford college car". They trust our professionals to do their job and our Board members work to ensure the Ends are taken care of in the communities and State-wide. MATC has been fortunate to have great board members for our six counties and actually enjoy our meetings each month because we're all on the same page, so to speak.
|Notice the resemblance?|
Have a great week.