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, 2018.
The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2017-18 school year is: SkillsUSA: Champions at Work: Job Ready, Day One. This theme is to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions.
As many of you know, tech schools around the state have changed their school names. This also resulted in change of email address for many of our advisors. If your email address has changed, please notify Angelee Day asap at email@example.com
URGENT ADVISOR ACTION ITEM: SKILLSUSA UTAH CONTACT INFORMATION:
Attn: Richard Wittwer
4318 West 1275 South
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Please use this address when mailing checks, invoices and correspondence to SkillsUSA Utah. Make sure your accounting office is aware of this address change.
NEW EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angelee (Angie) Day, Assistant to the State Director
Phone: (385) 212-4727
E-mail: email@example.com (E-mail is preferred and will receive a quicker response)
2017-18 SKILLSUSA MEMBERSHIP DUES: (Dues are unchanged from the previous year.)
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: Paid professional membership dues will include free on-line access to the 2017-2018 National Technical Standards AND the 29 SkillsUSA Framework Career Essential lesson plans.
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 Tuesday, 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.
URGENT ADVISOR ACTION ITEM: SKILLSUSA UTAH & NATIONAL WEBSITE:
State Directors Message for August 22, 2017
(Please forward/share this message with your CTE colleagues throughout your school/district.)
Welcome to another great year of Career and Technical Education Training with Skilled and Technical Science programs supported by SkillsUSA activities and events. We look forward to working with our amazing students, advisors, administrators and industry representatives.
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.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions, concerns or feedback. I wish you all the very best for a wonderful year.
SkillsUSA Utah State Director
4318 West 1275 South, Cedar City, Utah 84720
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.