July 19th, 2016

on July 21, 2016 TJ

Tuesday Times

July 19, 2016


Dates to Remember

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

Events and happening are gearing up for the new school year!  Check the Tuesday Times for information and links to registration.

Consider sending students to WLTI this year. We would love to have more representation from Florida at the Institute.  The application deadline is creeping up! If you need more information or have questions, let me know and I’ll be happy to help!

As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions at jdonelan@skillsusafl.org.



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 (jdonelan@skillsusafl.org) or Dave Moye (dmoye@skillsusafl.org) 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!


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 19-22, 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 14 and closes September 28. Pricing for students is $315 – $375, depending on occupancy.


2015 SLTW



Chapter Management Institute:
October 19-22, 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 14 and closes September 28. 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



Department of Education: Public Input

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is now accepting public input on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and would greatly appreciate your engagement in this very important dialogue. Through July 22, 2016, all members of the public will be able to submit comments on each component of the law, and we will consider this feedback as we develop Florida’s draft state plan. To access the public input form, please click here or the red box below this message.

For ease, the feedback form has been divided into specific sections named in the law (#1-7), each title named in the law (#8) and U.S. Department of Education draft regulations (#9). You are welcome to provide input on as many of these as you would like, but you are not required to respond to all. Likewise, it is not mandatory to answer every question on a specific topic.

  1. Challenging State Academic Standards
  2. Academic Assessments
  3. State Assessment Grants
  4. Statewide Accountability System
  5. School Improvement
  6. School Support and Improvement Activities
  7. Direct Student Services
  8. General Comments by Title of the Act (Titles I-VIII)
  9. U.S. DOE Draft Regulations on Accountability, State Plans and Data Reporting

It is important to note that, as the process continues, there will be additional opportunities for stakeholders to offer suggestions. Once FDOE develops Florida’s draft state plan, you and all of our state’s education stakeholders will be asked to provide feedback before the state plan is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.


ESSA Feedback



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 jdonelan@skillsusafl.org with a brief description or story and you maybe featured on our Facebook page or in the Tuesday Times!


In previous issues of the Tuesday Times, the following errors were made:

The student winning the gold medal in Diesel Equipment Technology was Taylor Owler from Orange Technical College – Mid-Florida Campus.

The winning teams for Television (Video) Production were omitted from the medals list. Winning Gold in the Secondary were Drew Marsh and Alec Marsh from Cypress Bay High School. Winning Silver from Orange Technical College – Orlando Campus were Frank Kelly and Ramil Medor.

The Tuesday Times welcomes comments, suggestions, or complaints about errors in publishing.
Please email jdonelan@ skillsusafl.org.