February 16, 2016

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February 16, 2016


Dates to Remember

February 29 – State Conference Registration Opens
March 11 – State Conference Registration Deadline
March 20 – Chapter Excellance Program (CEP) & Award Nomination Deadline
March 24 – Hotel Room Blocks Released
March 25 – State Conference – Payment Deadline
April 24 – 27 State Leadership and Skills Conference



State Officer Candidates

Help your students maximize their potential by encouraging them to become a SkillsUSA Florida State Officer. The election process begins at your Regional Delegate Sessions.


State Officer Application



SkillsUSA Week

SkillsUSA Florida participated in CTE Day on the Hill hosted by the Florida Association of Career & Technical Educators (FACTE). Governor Rick Scott spoke during the event: http://www.tallahassee.com/videos/news/politics/2016/02/10/80186134/ Also he signed an official SkillsUSA Week proclamation.

Tyler Chaffin, state officer represented SkillsUSA Florida at the Marion County Commission Meeting, where he accepted a proclamation for SkillsUSA Week to be known in Marion County.


We encourage you to forward any stories, photos, etc. from your SkillsUSA Week activities to Courtney Miller at cmiller@skillsusafl.org. We may be able to use them in publications, online and in social media to spread the word of your good work.



SkillsUSA Florida Opening Ceremony 

Do you want to be featured in the SkillsUSA Florida Opening Ceremony video? Mr. Mike Sanders, Southeast High School Advisor, and his students will be creating a video for the ceremony. Please click on the button below and review photo submission requirements. Deadline is March 25.


Opening Ceremony Photo Request



Alumni Membership Incentive

The Alumni Executive Board is offering an incentive for SkillsUSA advisors who sign up alumni from their chapters. For every five members an advisor registers with the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association, he or she will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Lowe’s gift card.


To be officially entered into the drawing, the advisor must have students register online at:  www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/alumni/. (Paper forms will not be accepted.) The advisor must then send an email to Byekwaso Gilbert at bgilbert@skillsusa.org. The email must contain all of the following:

  • Advisor’s name, school, address, phone number and email (make sure what you provide will be accessible to you after June 1)
  • A list (for verification) of the students (first and last names) who registered as alumni

Remember that graduating seniors qualify to register during their senior year. Former SkillsUSA students are also eligible, provided they are not members already. These students must register through their former advisor to be counted as part of that advisor’s entry. Students may only register once. Deadline for entry into the drawing is June 1.



Scholarship Opportunities 

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students on the SkillsUSA website. Please continually check the website by clicking on the button below.


Scholarship Information



Safety Video Contest

CareerSafe is again sponsoring the National Youth Safety Video Contest. Students across the nation are challenged to create a two-minute video demonstrating safety in the workplace. All submissions should be sent to CareerSafe by March 1. The winning students will receive a “SkillsUSA Prize Pack” as well as a scholarship up to $2,500, and the winning school will receive a prize up to $5,000. For more information click on the button below.


Safety Video Contest




Florida Advanced Technological Education Center

Please take a moment to read the February edition of the FLATE FOCUS, a publication of FLATE—Florida Advanced Technological Education Center—a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in manufacturing, supporting high-tech manufacturing/manufacturing-related careers and technical education in Florida. If you have any questions, comments, and/or suggestions, please email us at news@fl-ate.org.





CTE Participants Needed for National Construction Education Study

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and West Virginia University are looking for schools to participate in a new study endorsed by NCCER. The research will identify elements of effective health and safety education in postsecondary career and technical education construction programs and the extent to which construction programs are incorporating these elements.

Participating programs will complete the following:

  • An online survey by an administrator who can answer questions about the school’s construction program(s)
  • An online survey by instructors in the school’s construction program(s)
  • A health and safety survey by students who are about to graduate from the school’s construction program(s)

Forty scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded to construction students attending participating schools. For more information on this research or to participate please click on the button below.


Construction Education Study