Advisor Update May 2019
This newsletter contains the Advisor Update and the SkillsUSA Flash!
THANK YOU and CONGRATS!
Thank you all for a great state conference, it went very smooth this year! Congratulations to all the medalists!
State Conference Results
The State Conference results are now posted at https://www.skillsusa-register.org/rpts/EventScores.aspx. You will need both the contestant number and their birthdate to access their detailed scores.
FYI - The birthdate is the date that was entered into the new online registration system when you registered for the State Conference and may not be the contestant's actual birthdate. You received a list of the contestant numbers and the associated birthdate in your school envelope.
State Conference and Contest Winners Photos
The State Conference photos, including the medalists, are posted at https://www.facebook.com/pg/miskillsusa/photos/?tab=albums
Membership Increase Blazer Raffle
There were 49 schools with a total of 188 entries in the Membership Increase/CEP Blazer Raffle. Congrats to the winner, Bay Arenac ISD Career Center!
State Conference Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete the State Conference survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L8RLYSP. We’d like your feedback so we can make the State Conference even better next year.
2019-2012 State Officers
Congratulations to the new 2019-2020 state officers. State Officer Training is this month
with the state officers from the other CTSOs and I look forward to their leadership next year.
Kyle Lewandowski from Bay Arenac ISD Career Center, Advisor – Dave Urlaub
- Karrissa Zerod from Bay Arenac ISD Career Center, Advisor – Dave Urlaub
- Nadia Lawrence from Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, Advisor – Maria Sullivan
- Samantha Anderson from Oakland Schools Technical Center SW Campus, Advisor – Steven Machley
- Natalie Wallas from Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center, Advisor – MaryEllen Brocklehurst
- Corey Haney from Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, Advisor – Maria Sullivan
- Trinity Johnson from Cass Technical High School, Advisor – William Brown
- Blake Brannam from Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center, Advisor – MaryEllen Brocklehurst
- D'Naughntia Curry from Oakland Schools Technical Center NE Campus, Advisor – Juwan Willis
- Aracely Hernandez-Ramos from Oakland Schools Technical Center NE Campus, Advisor – Juwan Willis
- Mackenzie Moore from Genesee Career Institute, Advisor – Carrie Warning
SkillsUSA Michigan/EMU Pledge Form
We want to grow SkillsUSA Michigan for the future and contributions can be made to SkillsUSA Michigan to that end. You can designate where your contribution will be used. The form is available on our web site at http://www.miskillsusa.org/forms.html
SkillsUSA Michigan Retirement/Memorial Tribute Form
SkillsUSA Michigan is also accepting donations in tribute of a special person. You can designate where your tribute will be used. The form is available on our web site at http://www.miskillsusa.org/forms.html
Interested in Becoming Certified In SkillsUSA Career Essentials?
For the first time, SkillsUSA Career Essentials Certified Teacher training will be held at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.
This certification training requires full participation in four specific sessions. Each of the sessions will be offered twice — once on Wednesday, June 26, and once on Thursday, June 27. Teachers are welcome to register for the four sessions all on one day, or they may complete some of the sessions on one day and the rest on the other day.
Register here. The registration form allows teachers to select their sessions and includes information about securing a hotel room if needed. Registered teachers will be guaranteed a seat in each respective session. Walk-in participants will be welcome to fill available seats in each session as well. There is a limit of 35 seats per session.
Individuals registering for all four sessions of this training will receive one year of access to one of the SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences courses, will develop an implementation plan for using the course, and will learn about and develop strategies for teaching it. Those completing all four sessions in full will also earn their certificate as a Career Essentials certified teacher.
Registration will close on May 20. Please direct any questions about this training to SkillsUSA’s senior manager of curriculum and instruction, Anita Foor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Coast Guard Rejoins SkillsUSA Official Partners
SkillsUSA is proud to welcome back the U.S. Coast Guard as an official partner. Look for the Coast Guard at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., this June.
Get Ready for SkillsUSA National Week of Service
As part of their annual program of work, SkillsUSA asks local chapters to plan, promote and conduct a community service project during the SkillsUSA National Week of Service, May 5-11. This helps commemorate the organization’s founding on May 8, 1965.
SkillsUSA advisors or chapter officers can email a brief description of their local events and photos to Gayle Silvey at email@example.com. In return, SkillsUSA will send you a logo gift item valued at $15 to say thanks.
Help build awareness of SkillsUSA in your community by publicizing your events. To locate contacts for your local area newspapers, use the SkillsUSA Advocacy Site. Go to the webpage, click on the Media tab, enter your ZIP code, and choose up to media five outlets at a time. Next, click on Compose Your Own Letter, and paste in your press release or an invitation to cover your events. To see contact information for each media outlet, click on the name. The Advocacy Site is located here: www.cqrcengage.com/skillsusa/?0.
SkillsUSA Scholarship Application Deadlines Approaching
Applications for several scholarships are available to benefit SkillsUSA student members in pursuit of higher education, certification in their chosen field or travel to the national conference.
Help spread the word so SkillsUSA student members can take full advantage of these opportunities:
- Harbor Freight Tools for Schools: https://www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/harbor-freight-tools-for-schools/. Deadline: May 10.
- mikeroweWORKS Foundation Travel Scholarship: https://www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/the-mikeroweworks-foundation-travel-scholarship/. Deadline: May 15.