SKILLSUSA UTAH LEADERSHIP & SKILLS CONFERENCE
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, March 23rd -24th, 2017
WHERE: Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville/Redwood Campus, 4700 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah
CONTEST STATUS SHEET
The list of state conference contests and the proposed contest sites as presently constituted are available on the our State SkillsUSA Utah website (www.utahskillsusa.org) by:
CTSO ACTIVITY SUMMARY SHEET
The CTSO activity summary sheet that includes general registration costs for the SkillsUSA Utah state conference is available on our state website (www.utahskillsusa.org) by:
Some state level contests have special contest fees assessed to participants to help offset the cost of contest materials and supplies. This list of contests and the associated fees can be found on the Utah state website by:
‘GENERAL’ STATE CONFERENCE AGENDA
We are finishing up some last-minute details with the agenda this year, and will be sending it out and posting it to the website ASAP. Some confirmed/discussed changes are as follows:
The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2017 state and national conferences is:
SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
Preparing America’s Skilled Workforce
The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme, SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, addresses the SkillsUSA national program of work in the area of professional development.
To view contest updates you can:
All Contest Updates for the 2017 SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Competition will be posted through this Page. On the right side of the page you can sign up to receive emails whenever a Contest is Updated. This will sign you up to receive emails for ALL contests. There is not a way to subscribe to a specific contest. If you do not want to receive emails, just check the page on your own, and often.
To view updates, click on the name of a specific contest to view updates for that contest. You can also Search for updates containing key words in the ‘Search’ box.
State Conference Registration
Due to an unusually high number of student disqualifications at the 2016 state conference from a lack of National Membership Registration plus a significant number of membership registrations that were submitted after the state membership deadline, major changes have been made to the 2017 State Conference Deadline calendar and a Financial Penalty has been added for late registrations.
With the New State Conference Registration System on the National SkillsUSA website, student contestants MUST BE REGISTERED, SUBMITTED AND PAID members of SkillsUSA BEFORE they will be able to register for any contest at the State Competition.
The 2017 SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Conference registration costs and deadlines are as follows:
The ULSC Registration procedure is new this year. We apologize for the lack of communication and information. The new registration procedure, information, and walk throughs can be found on our State Website (www.utahskillsusa.org) by:
*MODELS: Models will not be required to register for contests this year. Contestants that need a model will need to remember to bring someone with them. It is preferred that the model be a Member of SkillsUSA, but it is not required.
*ALTERNATES: Alternates will be utilized differently this year. You will need to register a few extra ‘Alternate’ students as MEMBERS OF SKILLSUSA. You WILL NOT need to register them for Conference. After you have REGISTERED, SUBMITTED, AND PAID for the memberships of however many students you choose to have as ‘Alternates’, all you will have to do is email Angelee Day at email@example.com with the following information:
She will make the substitution for you through the conference registration website, and send a confirmation email when it is completed.
***PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR SCHOOL’S INVOICE(S) FOR ULSC WITH YOUR CHECK OR PURCHASE ORDER TO ENSURE PROPER RECORDS/DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS ARE COMPLETED.
The mailing address for the submission of all documents and conference registration payments has changed, effective 7-1-16. SEE BELOW:
Please mail all payments/invoices and correspondence to:
Attn: Richard Wittwer
4318 West 1275 South
Cedar City, Utah 84720
I have listed several items for your consideration as you continue your preparations for our SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Conference. For details and information regarding the topics below, click one of the links:
I know this is a lot to take in, and even more to implement in the last two months before the state competition. Advisors, thank you so much for your dedicated service as educators and SkillsUSA advisors.
SkillsUSA Utah State Director
Dear Utah SkillsUSA Advisors,
SkillsUSA has been one of the greatest journeys of my life, and I hope one of the greatest of your life too. In this season of gratitude and remembrance of those who are special to us, I hope you will know how much I appreciate you being on this SkillsUSA journey with me.
I appreciate all the times you’ve packed your bags and taken time away from classes plus personal time to attend a SkillsUSA conference, meeting, or professional development event. I really appreciate all the trips you have taken to support young people traveling their own journeys toward a meaningful career.
Thank you for your friendship and professional collaboration, and I am glad we travel together through our SkillsUSA connections. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season filled with good health and good cheer. I hope you enjoy your travels this year and I look forward to seeing you when our paths meet!
Please note the following important items:
Upcoming Important Dates and Deadlines:
February 1st, 2017 – SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Championships (ULSC) Registration Begins
February 17th, 2017 – SkillsUSA Utah 2016-2017 Membership Deadline
February 20th, 2017 – SkillsUSA ULSC Registration Deadline
February 21st–27th, 2017 – SkillsUSA ULSC Late Fee Assessed ($25.00 per Registrant)
February 27th, 2017 – National SkillsUSA 2016-2017 Membership Deadline (On National Website)
February 27th, 2017 – SkillsUSA ULSC Conference Registration Ends
March 1st–22nd, 2017 – SkillsUSA ULSC Substitute/Drop Deadline (NO DROP REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE)
March 17th, 2017 – SkillsUSA ULSC PAYMENT DEADLINE
March 23rd – 24th, 2017 – SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Championships
Our SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Competition Webpage is now available. Access it by CLICKING HERE. We do not have ALL of the information available yet, but will be updating it regularly, so check it often
With any questions, please contact our customer service email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
Verify correct contact phone numbers and email addresses:
Richard Wittwer, State Director
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)
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.