Britney Swiernik, NYS SkillsUSA Reporter, recently joined other SkillsUSA students from around the country for an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The September 20 event focused on discussions with elected officials on the Perkins Grant, Career and Technical Education, and the SkillsUSA program. Specifically, how the programs have positively impacted their lives and how they will impact the workforce in the future. The Perkins Grant is used to fund Career and Technical Education. During the visit, Swiernik met with North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.