Mrs. Becky Dickerson has served as a SkillsUSA instructor and health occupations instructor since 2007.

Twelve-year health occupations instructor from Eldon Career Center has been chosen as the National 4 Advisor of the Year for the national SkillsUSA organization.

SkillsUSA, a national career and technical student organization serves more than 12,000 students and teacher in Missouri working to ensure our state’s CTE students graduate proficient with the personal, workplace, and technical skills that employers are demanding. Nationally, SkillsUSA serves nearly 400,000 students annually. Dickerson is one of just six finalists that will be recognized among more than 20,000 SkillsUSA advisors nationwide.

Mrs. Becky Dickerson has served as a SkillsUSA instructor and health occupations instructor since 2007. Prior to beginning her career as a health sciences instructor, Dickerson was a registered nurse and practiced in a variety of backgrounds.

“She’s been there through those big moments in my life and I owe it all to her, because she guided me when not a lot of people would believe in me” says former student, Ambret Misler as she fights back tears. Ambret who is now an x-ray technician for the Lake Regional Health System, is just one of hundreds of success stories that has come out of Mrs. Dickerson’s classroom.

To learn more about Mrs. Becky Dickerson and the impact she has had on students just like Ambret, check out her Advisor of the Year recognition video here: https://youtu.be/lfhm5sgYSjk

About Career & Technical Education (CTE)

CTE provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.