The Delaware SkillUSA State Officer team met at the Legislative Hall for the 150th General Assembly of the State of Delaware on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. We shared with legislators our gratitude to the ongoing support that they provide. The State Officers presented geraniums and cupcakes to members of the Senate and House of Representatives as our token of appreciation. The officers were honored to speak in the House of Representatives and Senate where we shared how each of our organizations are able to contribute to the community, develop leadership skills, and practice technical skill attainment due to their support. A Senate Tribute was shared to thank us for our efforts to improve and broaden educational opportunities for Delaware High School students.


Students from across the state took home honors from the SkillsUSA awards in Wilmington.

Lists of the students honored are located here

Nearly 900 students, advisors, and judges who represent business and industry from throughout the state participated in state contests throughout the month of February. Students demonstrated professionalism, leadership and skill attainment in 61 events. The awards culminated with more than $800,000 in student scholarships and prizes will be awarded from partners such as Automotive Training Center, Delaware Technical Community College, Universal Technical Institute, IBEW Local 313, Keen Gas Company, Lincoln Electric, Lowe’s, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, and more. 

The following student members were elected to serve on the State Officer

Leadership Team for 2019 – 2020:

Aidan Fitzgerald        President

Noah Wandless         Vice President of Community Service

Troy Bishop                Vice President of Leadership

Delaware SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that recognizes the importance of students, teachers, and industry partners working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development and teamwork. To learn more about Delaware SkillsUSA, please contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at: (302) 857-3334 or by email at Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.


More than $800,000 in student scholarships and prizes will be awarded next week.

 

Delaware SkillsUSA contests were held at sites throughout the state in the month of February with nearly 900 students, advisers, and judges who represent business and industry from throughout the state participating in 61 state contests. 

 

The more than $800,000 in student scholarships and prizes will be awarded from partners such as Automotive Training Center, Delaware Technical Community College, Universal Technical Institute, IBEW Local 313, Keen Gas Company, Lincoln Electric, Lowe’s, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, and more. 

 

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Howard High School of Technology, 401 E. 12th St. in Wilmington.

 

The top medalist in each contest will be recognized for his or her outstanding achievement. Gold medalists will earn the honor of representing the state of Delaware at the 2019 National SkillsUSA conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Delaware SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that recognizes the importance of students, teachers, and industry partners working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork. To learn more about Delaware SkillsUSA, please contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at: (302) 857-3334 or by email at Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.

 

The attached photo features the state officers. All are POLYTECH High School students.

The awards will be streamed live! Select the direct stream link to view the ceremony.  Click here for troubleshooting information.

 

 

https://okvideode.com/skillsusastream.php


The State Officers from Delaware SkillsUSA in collaboration with officers from Business Professionals of America, DECA, Educator’s Rising, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, HOSA, and Technology Student Association hosted the annual Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) at Delaware Technical Community College on November 29-30, 2018. The FLC was sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education, and Delaware Technical Community College with 982 participants representing 126 chapters from 55 schools who participated in a series of workshops that emphasized the importance of teamwork, leadership and service through Career and Technical Education. The annual service project collected 396 toys; 221 books; 49 stuffed animals; 48 arts supplies/kits; 20 book bags and $325 in checks for a grand total of more than $7,665 donated to Delaware Toys for Tots.


POLYTECH High School is excited to announce that two students have placed in the top three
at the 2018 SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, KY. This annual event brings
together over 6,500 first place winners in more than 100 Career and Technical Skill events from
all 50 states. Robert Bell received the Bronze medal (3rd place) in the Internetworking
competition and Ashish D’Souza received the Gold medal (1st place) in Computer
Programming. Both students are currently juniors at POLYTECH High School and hope to
return to SkillsUSA continue to place in the top students among the nation in 2019. Shown in
the picture are Ashish D’Souza (left), instructor Mr. Dennis Haley (middle), and Robert Bell
(right). Job Ready, Day One! 

  • Ashish D’Souza – What does meaning a goal medal at SkillsUSA mean to you?
          Winning the gold medal at the National SkillsUSA Computer Programming championship was
    the most exciting and rewarding moment in my high school career. I started competing in the
    computer programming competition in my freshman year as a last-minute replacement. I was
    passionate about computer programming, and that led me to win the gold medal in Delaware
    SkillsUSA for three years in a row. My passion alone, however, was not going to win me a
    medal at the national conference; I knew I would need to widen my skills and practice. Thus, I
    talked to various computer science professors to try and improve my abilities, and even learned
    ways to program more efficiently. Finally, winning the gold medal will greatly help me on my
    path towards a career in computer science.

 

  • Robert Bell – What does winning third place in Internetworking mean to you?
         SkillsUSA was an amazing experience for me. Just having the opportunity to meet people from
    all over the nation was unique in and of itself. The competition was challenging. I’m grateful to
    Polytech and Mr. Haley for the education I have received so far that prepared me so well. I had
    hoped to be in the top 20, so I was excited to see my name for the Bronze medal on the big
    screen! I also received many tools, an Amazon 7 tablet, Cisco equipment, and a $500
    scholarship! The added fun of going to Kentucky Kingdom was the perfect way to end a week
    full of new and fun things. I look forward to participating in next year’s competition. ~Bob Bell, 16
    yrs old, entering senior year.