Advisor Update March 2017

SkillsUSA Michigan

2017 State Conference Info Packet and Forms Are Now Available!

The 2017 State Conference Info Packet and Forms are available on our web site at http://miskillsusa.org/advisors/forms/.


Please be sure to download the forms you need for the State Conference, including the conference information packet, the conference registration form and hotel registration form.


Also, be sure to review the State Contest Information and Updates below for important contest info.

2017 Official Voting Delegates Chart

The 2017 Official Voting Delegates Chart is now on our web site at http://miskillsusa.org/advisors/forms/. The official voting delegates represent your school at the Annual Delegate Business Meeting on Saturday afternoon at the State Conference and vote on state issues and for the new state officers. Each school is allowed x number of official voting delegates based on your SkillsUSA membership as of January 15, 2017.


Advisor State Conference Checksheet

An Advisor State Conference Checksheet is available on our web site at http://miskillsusa.org/advisors/forms/. This checklist is a great tool with tips to help you keep on track and organized for the State Conference.


State Conference Text Messages

Please sign up using the codes below to receive important text messages at the State Conference. We are using Remind for these text messages.

  • To receive messages via text, text @2017misc to 81010. You can optout of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @2017misc'.
  • Trouble using 81010? Try texting @2017misc to (734) 680-8322 instead.


State Conference Leadership Test

All students attending the State Conference will be required to take the Leadership test on Friday afternoon. The students with the top ten scores on the Leadership test will be recognized at the Sunday Awards Ceremony. A study guide for this test is available on our web site at http://www.miskillsusa.org/forms.html.


2017 NLSC Due Dates – IMPORTANT!

For those of you who will be attending the 2017 National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 19-24 in Louisville, KY, please be prepared for the following due dates.

  • April 11, 2017 – Qualifier Not Attending Notification Form due to State Office
  • April 26, 2017 – SkillsUSA Michigan Registration Form due to State Office available at http://www.miskillsusa.org/nc.html.
  • April 26, 2017 – Online Conference Registration Due at www.skillsusa-register.org – All fields must be completed including home address!
  • May 15, 2017 – Payment deadline to State Office
  • May 15, 2017 – Final refund date
  • May 31, 2017 – Additional Trading Pins Pre-Order Form due to State Office

State Contest Information and Updates

State contest information will be posted for all contests by March 1, 2017. Please see the web site at http://miskillsusa.org/compete/statecontests/ for more information. There are several important contest updates to state contests this year.


Aviation Maintenance Technology – The state contest will be held March 24-25, 2017 at Western Michigan University College of Aviation in Battle Creek. If an Aviation Maintenance Technology competitor is not registered for the state conference by early registration on March 3, 2017, their entire school is subject to disqualification for all other contests at the state conference.


Carpentry and TeamWorks – All contestants MUST be OSHA certified! All contestants must have received instructions and have satisfactorily passed an examination on the safe use of portable electric power tools (including cordless) and all hand tools. All contestants are required to have an OSHA Certification prior to competition. To take the OSHA Certification test, go to: www.careersafeonline.com/.


CPS Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Service - The state contests will be held March 11, 2017 at Culinary Institute of Michigan/Baker College in Port Huron. If a CPS Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Service competitor is not registered for the state conference by early registration on March 3, 2017, their entire school is subject to disqualification for all other contests at the state conference.


Digital Cinema Production - The state contest will be held in March, similar to the how it has been run in the past. Details to come. If a Digital Cinema Production competitor is not registered for the state conference by early registration on March 3, 2017, their entire school is subject to disqualification for all other contests at the state conference.


Graphic Communications – The state contest will be at Ferris State University in Big Rapids on Friday, April 7, 2017.


Mechatronics – The state contest will be at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids on Saturday, April 8, 2017.


Team Banquet – The state contest will be at DeVos Place in the Catering Kitchen and Ballrooms C and D on Friday, April 7, 2017.


CPS Welding - The state contest will be held April 7, 2017 at Washtenaw Community College in Ypsilanti. If a CPS Welding competitor is not registered for the state conference by early registration on March 3, 2017, their entire school is subject to disqualification for all other contests at the state conference.


HS Welding Fabrication – The state contest will be at GRCC M-TEC Tassell in Grand Rapids on Friday, April 7, 2017.


CPS Welding Fabrication – The state contest will be held April 7, 2017 at Washtenaw Community College in Ypsilanti. If a Welding Fabrication team is not registered for the state conference by early registration on March 3, 2017, their entire school is subject to disqualification for all other contests at the state conference.

State Leadership and Skills Conference

Friday, April 7th, 12pm to Sunday, April 9th, 12pm

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Grand Rapids, MI

National Leadership and Skills Conference

Monday, June 19th, 9am to Saturday, June 24th, 9am

Louisville, KY, United States

Louisville, KY