Highly skilled students and advisors from across Delaware attended the 54th annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference from June 24-29, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Delaware students represented our state in competitive events that such as: Architectural Drafting, Automotive Service Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Carpentry, Computer Programming, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Diesel Equipment Technology, Electronics Technology, Extemporaneous Speaking, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Industrial Motor Controls, Information Technology, Masonry, Plumbing, Prepared Speech, Technical Math, Welding, and more.

Highlights include:

  • A delegation of 83 students and advisors from 6 schools represented Delaware in national competition.

  • Delaware students earned Top 10 national honors.

  • Eight students honored as national medalists.  Gold Medalist: Ashish D’Souza (Computer Programming); Bronze Medalist(s):Chase Albright, Ryan Bradley, Sydney Gross, and Hannah Wolk (Broadcast News Production); Robert Bell (Internetworking); and Alex Colon Perez (Sheet Metal).

 

 

Top 10 National Placement:

1st place            Computer Programming                                  Ashish D’Souza of POLYTECH High School

3rd place            Broadcast News Production                           Chase Albright, Ryan Bradley, Sydney Gross & Hannah Wolk of Sussex Tech High School

3rd place            Internetworking                                                Robert Bell of POLYTECH High School

3rd place            Sheet Metal                                                       Alex Colon Perez of Delcastle Tech High School

4th place            Audio Radio Production                                  Jacob Hoffpauir & Josh Hoffpauir of Sussex Tech High School

6th place            Advertising Design                                           Haley Norwood of Sussex Tech High School

7th place            Career Pathways Human Services                 Denise Garcia Alonzo, Courtney Respes & Alyssa Todd of Delcastle Tech High School

7th place            Welding Sculpture                                            Savion Hollis of Delcastle Tech High School

7th place            Industrial Motor Control                                 William Shaha of St. Georges Technical High School

8th place            Television (Video) Production                        Abigail Drummond and Julia Hardy of Sussex Tech High School

 

Participating Schools:

  • Delcastle

  • Hodgson

  • Howard

  • POLYTECH

  • St. Georges

  • Sussex Tech

 

Delaware SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing their future in technical careers. Through SkillsUSA, members have the opportunity to participate in career focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and at the national level. 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 visit: http://delawareskillsusa.org/ or contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at: 302.735.4015 or by email at: Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.


On April 13, 2018 business, industry, and academic partners from throughout Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region gathered Wednesday to honor SkillsUSA members at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. More than 300 students were recognized for their outstanding performance in 63 individual, team, technical, and leadership contests with nearly $875,000 in student scholarships and prizes awarded. The top medalist in each contest will further advance his or her outstanding achievement at the National SkillsUSA conference 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

Click here for the list of results. Click here for the awards PowerPoint presentation.


The State Officers from Delaware SkillsUSA in collaboration with officers from Delaware Technology Student Association, Business Professionals of America, DECA, Educator’s Rising, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and HOSA hosted the annual Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) at Delaware State University on October 25th, 2017.  The FLC was sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education, and Delaware State University with 831 participants representing 115 chapters who participated in a series of workshops that emphasized the importance of leadership and service through Career and Technical Education. The conference featured guest speaker House Minority Leader Daniel Short, Representative of the 39th District.


Delaware SkillsUSA State Officers participated in International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 16th. Coastal Cleanup was sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). SkillsUSA State Officers cleaned the shore line at Bethany Beach. Delaware’s Cleanup is also part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest annual clearing of trash from coastlines and lakes by volunteers.  


Students and advisors from across Delaware attended the 53rd annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference from June 19-23, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Delaware students represented our state in competitive events that included: Architectural Drafting, Automotive Service Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Carpentry, Computer Programming, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Diesel Equipment Technology, Electronics Technology, Extemporaneous Speaking, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Industrial Motor Controls, Information Technology, Masonry, Plumbing, Prepared Speech, Technical Math, Welding, and more.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • A delegation of 119 students and advisors from 6 schools represented Delaware.
  • Kimani Jackson of Howard High School of Technology was selected to sing the National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

National Contest Medalists:

  • GOLD Sheet Metal – Sarah Buehler, Delcastle Technical High School
  • SILVER Advertising Design – Kate Bagshaw from Sussex Tech High School
  • SILVER Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration – Tyler Lord from St. Georges Technical High School
  • BRONZE Broadcast News Production – Chase Albright, Hannah Wolk, Sydney Gross, and Ryan Bradley from Sussex Technical High School

Delaware SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing their future in technical careers. Through SkillsUSA, members have the opportunity to participate in career focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and at the national level. SkillsUSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork. A list of all national finalists can be obtained online from: http://skillsusa.org. To learn more about Delaware SkillsUSA, please visit: http://delawareskillsusa.org/ or contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at: 302.735.4015 or by email at: Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.