Employment Skills

Leadership Development Events

Employment Skills2018-09-17T12:42:46+00:00

Project Description

Participants in the National FFA Employment Skills Leadership Development Event (LDE) get a leg up on their future careers by developing the skills needed to seek employment in the industry of agriculture.

This LDE simulates real-world activities used by employers and tests students’ ability to perform effectively throughout the employment process. Students submit a cover letter and resumecomplete aapplication and a telephone interview; and participate in a preliminary facetoface interview.  Students also experience a networking activity that could include an elevator pitch, a meal function or participating at a trade show event and receive a telephone offer where they negotiate for their job opportunity.

In this LDE, students will use many leadership skills including active listening, problemsolving and decision making as well as improve their written and oral communication skills. This event also helps students in their current search for jobs, internships, and part-time and full-time employment in any career field.

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CDE Handbook
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Certification
2017 Event Results
2017 NATIONAL TOP PARTICIPANT WINNER

Lincoln County FFA, Tennessee

EVENT SPONSORS
 
Arysta LifeScience
CSX
 
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Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee
The National FFA Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee is a group of representatives from key stakeholders that provide relevant guidance
and assistance to all award and recognition programs. The committee consists of representatives from the following key stakeholder groups:
  • Two business and industry representatives
  • Two members, who are agricultural education instructors
  • Two members, who are state staff
  • Two members who are teacher educators
  • One student member
  • One student member of the National FFA Alumni Council
  • One member who is an awards program superintendent
Advisory Committee Purpose and Members
Advisory Committee Information