On January 16, 2017, the Delaware SkillsUSA state officers took part in the Invention Convention at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington. This event is specifically geared towards young children, and encourages them to get creative. The event features a science show, an invention room, and a deconstruction room.

The science show featured a chemist conducting various weather experiments for a large crowd of children and parents alike. In the invention room children could build anything they desired with the help of volunteers, and tons of items like cardboard, and soda bottles. There was even a patent table where they could document their invention. In the deconstruction room children could take apart household items such as clocks, printers, and computers to see how they worked.

The state officers aided in keeping the work areas safe, stocked, and clean. We look forward to coming back and doing it all again next year!


On November 1st, 2016 Delaware SkillsUSA State Officers participated and successfully presented at the annual Fall Leadership Conference to all young upcoming leaders enrolled in a Career and Technical Education state approved program of study. The conference was hosted by Delaware State University.

The State Officers workshop consisted of team building, organization, and the opportunity for all students involved to include their own individual touch of creativity and ideas into a local annual Work Plan.

Furthermore information was addressed for any applicant interested in becoming State Officers year 2017-2018. Online registration will open January 3, 2017. State Officer Applications can be found at: http://delawareskillsusa.org/events/2017-state-contest


Delaware SkillsUSA State Officers participated in International Coastal Cleanup day on Saturday September 17, sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. SkillsUSA State Officers cleaned the shore line beneath the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge. 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.


2017 Fall Leadership Conference

 

2017 Fall CTSO Leadership Conference – October 25 – Delaware State University

The Delaware Career and Technical Student Organizations of BPA, DECA, Educators Rising, FCCLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, and TSA are excited to announce registration for the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) is open.  The conference will be held at Delaware State University on October 25 (high school students) and October 26 (middle school students).

Important Planning and Registration Details:

  • Comprehensive Schools:  Comprehensive middle schools and high schools may send up to eight (8) students per each CTSO local chapter (BPA, HOSA, TSA, SkillsUSA, etc.).
  • Vocational Technical High Schools:  Vo-Tech schools may send up to two (2) students per each CTE program (business, carpentry, electrical, nurse assisting, welding, etc.) for each CTSO local chapter (BPA, HOSA, TSA, SkillsUSA, etc.).  *Note:  Vocational technical teachers/programs will need to coordinate your registration of two students per each CTE program with your student activities coordinator.
  • Registration:  Registration is $30.00 per participant.  Visit https://www.registermychapter.com/flc/de*Note: When registering your chapter use the following naming convention: School Name-CTSO Name. Example: Fifer Middle School-BPA. If you have already registered, please update your school information.
  • Save the Date flyer.
  • Fall Leadership Conference Forms
  • Annual Fall Service Project:  The service project for the FLC will be a canned food drive.  Please work with your local chapter to organize and
  • contribute to the Delaware FLC food drive!
  • Invitation for Presentations:  We are looking to expand the number of workshops and topics offered.  Should you be interested in leading a session, or if you would like to invite someone to serve as a presenter on a topic that supports the professional growth of students in leadership/professionalism, please share the Presenter Invitation.

Registration opens on September 1 and closes on September 30.  Register early to ensure a space for your students to participate.  For questions, please contact Mike Fitzgerald at mike.fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.

 


On June 21 – 23, 2016 students and advisors from across the state attended the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference 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.
  • 25 Delaware students earned 13 top ten finishes in the national contests!

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. 27 students earned top ten honors as part of the national contests.

Place Event Name School
3rd Broadcast News Production Kyle Atkinson-Steele, Branagh James, Jordan Marine, Billy Voges Sussex Technical High School
4th Screen Printing Technology Brittany Jennings Delcastle Technical High School
4th Sheet Metal Kenny Oliver Delcastle Technical High School
5th Building Maintenance Hunter Brown Delcastle Technical High School
5th Advertising Design Sasha Reddy Delcastle Technical High School
5th Chapter Business Procedure Jade Collozo-Hernandez, Kimani Jackson, Cherish Queen, Kalea Rosario, Tevin Samuels, Chase Warrington Howard High School of Technology
7th Automotive Service Technology James Ferneyhough Sussex Technical High School
8th Electronics Technology Zachary Gafford POLYTECH High School
8th Job Interview Brook Santana Howard High School of Technology
9th Customer Service Coreye Ross Sussex Technical High School
9th Quiz Bowl Austin Albright, Syheed Booker, Sarah Geno, Noah Hetrick, Ryan Quezon, Delcastle Technical High School
9th Action Skills Nick Lauber Delcastle Technical High School
9th Employment Application Process Sariha Shipley Delcastle Technical High School

 

On June 21 – 23, 2016 students and advisors from across the state attended the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference 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.
  • 25 Delaware students earned 13 top ten finishes in the national contests!

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. 27 students earned top ten honors as part of the national contests.

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.