SKILLSUSA COMPETITION THEME FOR 2016-17:
The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2016-17 school year is: SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Preparing America’s Skilled Workforce. This theme is to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions.
SKILLSUSA CHAPTER EXCELLENCE PROGRAM:
The national SkillsUSA organization has developed an amazing program to recognize SkillsUSA chapters that are providing excellent skill training, personal development, professional development, service activities and fun social activities for students. Additional information and applications for the CEP can be accessed at the following link on the National Website: http://www.skillsusa.org/programs/chapter-excellence-program/
Participation in the Chapter Excellence Program at any level is purely voluntary, but we encourage all Utah chapters to consider working towards the “Quality Chapter” Level 1 recognition. The application and documentation must be delivered to the state director no later than March 1, 2017.
2016-17 SKILLSUSA MEMBERSHIP DUES:
Dues: (per person) National dues State dues Total dues
Secondary (high school) student: $ 8.00 $ 8.00 $16.00
Secondary (high school) instructor/professional $20.00 $10.00 $30.00
Post-secondary (college) student $8.00 $8.00 $16.00
Post-secondary (college) instructor/professional $20.00 $10.00 $30.00
Special note #1: Starting this year, paid professional membership dues will include on-line access to the 2017-2018 National Technical Standards.
Special note #2: All national and state dues are paid to the national SkillsUSA office. Additional membership registration information will be provided at the ULTI event.
Our new state officer team is energized and prepared to lead our organization this year. They, along with the state staff have been diligently preparing for numerous fall activities, starting with the Utah Leadership Training Institute that will be held Monday, October 10th at the Utah Valley University Student Center in Orem, Utah. I encourage all advisors and their school level SkillsUSA officers to attend this valuable leadership training / professional development event. Your school student officers will return with resources, information and enthusiasm to direct your local school members through a productive and rewarding year in the SkillsUSA organization.
New mailing address: The new street mailing address for all SkillsUSA Utah correspondence is:SkillsUSA Utah
Attn: Richard Wittwer
4318 West 1275 South
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Please use this address when mailing checks, invoices and correspondence to SkillsUSA Utah.
New email addresses: The new email address for electronic correspondence with the SkillsUSA Utah State Director, Richard Wittwer, is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Verify correct contact phone numbers and email addresses:
Richard Wittwer, State Director
NEW EMAIL: email@example.com
Angelee (Angie) Day, Assistant to the State Director
Phone: (385) 212-4727
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (E-mail is preferred and will receive a quicker response)
PLEASE ENSURE ALL SCHOOL AND DISTRICT FIREWALLS DO NOT BLOCK THE NEW STATE DIRECTOR’S EMAIL ADDRESS OR HIS ASSISTANT’S EMAIL ADDRESS. WE WANT TO ENSURE EVERYONE IS CAPABLE OF RECEIVING EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHEN NEEDED!
WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!
As we start a new year with current and new participants, I hope that all of our student and professional members recognize the value of full participation in SkillsUSA. There is tremendous potential for professional development, leadership development, social activities, service activities and many opportunities for students to kick-start their career preparation efforts. Next spring we will add the “icing on the cake” that comes from local, regional, state and national competitions, where our students prove that they are the very best young career professionals that our country has to offer.
CLICK BELOW FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM OUR STATE DIRECTOR
Richard Wittwer has been teaching as an Automotive Technology instructor for 38 years, has been a SkillsUSA Utah Advisor for 33 years, and the State Director for 5 years.