Competitor Pin Design Winner Karlisle Wilbur from the Chariho Area Career and Technical Center
Mr. Ed Rose, Instructor
Calling All Talented Designers!
Feb. 1 is the deadline for entries to the SkillsUSA National Conference Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge. This event is open to all paid student members of SkillsUSA. This is a great way to have a student and advisor from your school recognized.
Rules are posted on the SkillsUSA website at: www.skillsusa.org/competitions/pin-design-contest/. Questions may be directed to Heidi Walsh at 703-737-0615 or by email to email@example.com.
The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) has announced the third annual Excellence in Action award to recognize and honor superior career technical education (CTE) programs of study.
Lowe’s continues a seventh year of generosity with another round of SkillsUSA grants in 2016. Grant information and the application are now available on the SkillsUSA website at:www.skillsusa.org/membership-
Start your Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) application today and begin to earn recognition for your chapter! The online application is on the main page of SkillsUSA’s membership registration website once you have logged into your school account (www.skillsusa-register.org/
SkillsUSA has announced the release of a new resource that encourages high-school students to mentor younger students on possible career paths. The Jump Into STEM! program provides tools and activities for SkillsUSA members to help elementary-age participants take part in interactive career experiences. Whether a younger student wants to be an architect or an electrician, a social media specialist or a computer programmer, an industrial designer or an airline pilot, there is information on a possible career for the future. With this groundbreaking new program, SkillsUSA members are bridging the gap between elementary-age students and careers related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
There was a sea of red at this year’s Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI). A total of 432 students and advisors from 27 states and Puerto Rico attended the annual WLTI for advocacy training. The showcase activity of the institute was on Tuesday, Sept. 22, when participants wore their well-known red SkillsUSA blazers to the U.S. Capitol and had the opportunity to meet with many of their elected legislators. Photos appeared across social media to document the special day.
– Celebrating our association’s 40th Anniversary.
– Increasing our professional development opportunities and support for our educators.
– Adding new contests to the 2016 SkillsUSA Rhode Island Championships.
– Growing our middle school membership and adding a new state contest, the Team Engineering Challenge.
– Developing new business and industry partners and increase support for our state champions.
– And finally a new and exciting event called “Jump into STEM” (More details later).
Have a great school year!