On March 22, 2017 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.

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.