August 2nd, 2016

on August 8, 2016 TJ

Tuesday Times

August 2, 2016


Dates to Remember

August 8: Deadline to apply for WLTI
August 26-27: Board of Directors Meeting, Eustis, FL
Coming Soon: Regional Leadership Training Workshop, by region
September 18-21: WLTI, Washington, DC
October 19-22: SLTW, Leesburg, FL




State Director’s Corner
Membership Registration
2016-2017 Theme
Board of Directors’ Meeting
Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI)
Regional Leadership Training Workshop (RLTW)
State Leadership Training Workshop (SLTW)
Chapter Management Institute (CMI)
NCCER Construction Career Pathways and ACTE CareerTech Vision Conference



State Director’s Corner

I hope your new school year preparation is going smoothly!

Before you get too busy (let’s face it: we are always busy!), be sure to check out the state calendar on our website and jot down the dates. Next up is our Board of Directors’ meeting, and RLTW and SLTW will be here before you know it. I can’t encourage you enough to consider sending students to WLTI — it is an invaluable experience! More information is below.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions at




Registration on the SkillsUSA national website opened August 1. Get your professional memberships in soon: this year it comes with lots of perks!

  • A full, digital copy of the 2017-2018 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards. It contains rules for all national competitive events, including an overview, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, eligibility, and equipment lists.
  • Jump in STEM!, which includes STEM career exploration activities that can be taught by high school members to middle or elementary students. (Maybe a great community service project?)
  • Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC), This includes 29 lesson plans that support the SkillsUSA Framework and prepare students for workplace success, and is the first step in the SkillsUSA Professional Development Program.

Student state and national dues remain the same, $15.50 per member. Professional dues have increased to $27.50 for both state and national membership.

If you need help registering, or are looking for ways to engage your students, or strengthen your chapter, Hotline Operators are on call five days a week. Reach them at (844) 875-4557 from 8 am to 5 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 11 am to 7 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. You can also reach them by email at, or chat online at the membership registration site.



2016-2017 National Theme

The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2016-2017 year is:
SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
Preparing America’s Skilled Workforce

The topic to be addressed by contestants in Chapter Display, Prepared Speech, and Pormotuional Bulletin Board is how our theme addresses the SkillsUSA national program of work in the area of professional development. For more details, click here.

The Florida state theme will be revealed later this week, so stay tuned!



Board of Directors Meeting:
August 26-27, 2016

All SkillsUSA members are invited to attend board meting to express views or concerns. If you cannot attend the meetings, ask your regional coordinator to express your concerns to the board. For more information, please contact your regional coordinator. The meeting is held in Eustis, FL at Lake Technical Center.



Washington Leadership Training Institute:
September 17-21, 2016

Did you know that you could travel to Washing, D.C. for leadership training? Learn how you, as an individual, can effect change, including your impact as a citizen, an employee, and a leader. The trip also include Congressional visits, trips to Washington’s monuments, and the chance to earn the SkillsUSA National Statesman Award. Email Jessica Donelan ( or Dave Moye ( to apply.
Application deadline is August 8!
There are also opportunities for advisers: learn how to be a change agent for Career and Technical Education in your school and district, to gain support for education issues and motivate supporters. Send an email to Jessica or Dave if you are interested!

Conference registration is $450 for the training, plus $110 per night for hotel. Travel arrangements are not included in the cost, but there is a shuttle from Dulles airport to the hotel.


WLTI Information



Regional Leadership Training Workshops 

RLTW is coming soon! Contact your Regional Coordinator to find out more information.

Click here to find the contact information for your region.



State Leadership Training Workshop:
October 20-22, 2016

Join your State Officers for an amazing 3-day workshop to learn what Skills is all about, and how to make your chapter the best it can be. Secondary and post-secondary students are invited to attend. Stay tuned to SkillsUSA Florida’s Facebook page and the Tuesday Times for the most up-to-date information. Registration begins on September 12 and closes September 23. Pricing for students is $315 – $375, depending on occupancy.


2015 SLTW



Chapter Management Institute:
October 20-22, 2016

Attention Advisers: this one’s for you! The Chapter Management Institute runs parallel to SLTW and gives advisers the chance to learn the ins and outs of SkillsUSA, and how to use its resources to make your chapter the best it can be! For more information, click the red box below. Registration starts September 12 and closes September 23. Cost for advisers to attend is $425 – $480, depending on occupancy.


CMI Information



NCCER Construction Pathways Conference and 
ACTE CareerTech Vision 2016:

November 30-December 3, 2016

Join NCCER in Las Vegas for a chance to meet and collaborate with industry professionals on unique and exciting ways to use your curriculum to close the skills gap. Following this session is the annual ACTE CareerTech Vision conference. See the website for more information!


NCCER and ACTE Conference



Chapter Photos 

Do you have a great photo of you and your chapter doing the work of SkillsUSA? Please send any amazing photos to Jessica Donelan at with a brief description or story and you maybe featured on our Facebook page or in the Tuesday Times!