May 3rd, 2016

on August 8, 2016 TJ

Tuesday Times

May 3, 2016


Dates to Remember

May 8-14 –National Week of Service
May 9  – National SkillsUSA Conference Registration Deadline
May 23 – Full Payment Due to Travelyme
June 19  – 25 National Leadership & Skills Conference



SkillsUSA Florida 2016-2017 State Officers

Join me in congratulating our new 2016-2017 State Officers. They were chosen by the delegates at the State Leadership and Skills Conference this year.

Tyler Chaffin, President
Belleview High School

Rosajuenly Cartagena, Vice President
Liberty High School

Kaitlyn Bowman, Secretary
Lyman High School

Tyler Boudreau, Reporter
Tampa Bay Tech

Taz Duncan, State Officer
Marchman Technical Center

Hope Miller, State Officer
Locklin Technical Center

James Allen, State Officer
Charlotte Technical Institute

Jason Swets, State Officer
Marion Technical Institute



SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership & Skills Conference

We need your feedback to continue to improve the conference experience for next year. Please click on the following button to complete our survey.


State Conference Survey



Closing Ceremony

Do you want to relive the Closing Ceremony moments? Check out the archeived footage from the event.


Closing Ceremony



MikeroweWORKS Foundation NLSC Scholarships

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, in partnership with SkillsUSA, is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members who have competed and placed first in their state competition. These scholarship programs assist eligible students who are pursuing an education in a vocational or similar trade-related program.

Awards are based on a student-written, one-page narrative describing the student’s financial need for the scholarship, including the lack of school or community resources. Students may be nominated with a letter of recommendation written by their SkillsUSA advisor or state association director. Applications should be sent to SkillsUSA headquarters for review and determination. They must be received by Friday, May 27 (midnight EDT). The national headquarters will notify the winners the following week.

For complete information and online application, visit:



Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Edward Cicio from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind for making the semi-finalist list for the Presidential Scholars Program. Edward is extremely selfmotivated and is always looking for a challenge. He is known among his peers as a student leader. He is a scholar and dedicated CTE student. We wish him the very best as he enters the final round of the selection process.


National Week of Service – May 8-14

All SkillsUSA chapters are encouraged to conduct or promote a community service project during the week of May 8-14. While commemorating the founding of SkillsUSA, they can harness the power of combined efforts to showcase the good work of our student members. Our National Week of Service brings attention to career and technical education (CTE) and the value of SkillsUSA.

To help plan and carry out this event click on the following link:

Chapter advisors should send a brief report on their service activities to Gayle Silvey at the national headquarters at They should include a paragraph or two on what the chapter does to help the community, and SkillsUSA will post these reports and photos online. The first 50 chapters that report their plans will receive a free item.



Great Values for Your End-of-Year Budget Spending

Many school systems require instructors to expend all the funds in their consumable budgets before the end of the school year. If you have budget dollars remaining, consider using them for SkillsUSA educational resources. Materials such as Quotes to Results and RESOLUTE: Ethics at Work will make great additions to your classroom resource items. Learn about these educational resources and a whole host of others by visiting the SkillsUSA Store at: