SkillsUSA Update
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SkillsUSA Update
Aug. 29, 2017

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SkillsUSA National Championships Contest Results

Congratulations to our Tennessee Champions at Work. Tennessee had 151 contestants in 87 different competitions this year at national conference. We had 55 contestants place in top ten as finalists. Tennessee High School brought home 6 Gold, 3 Silver, and 9 Bronze Medals! Additionally, 60 of our student competitors received SkillPoint Certificates in recognition of achieving the cut score or higher on industry driven competencies for their competitive event.
  • Silver Architectural Drafting - Ian Kelly, Hampton High School
  • Bronze Chapter Business Procedure - Team (consisting of Levi Armstrong, Cassie Moffitt, Hailee Smith, Evan Mays, Mary Morrison, Morgan Salyers), Volunteer High School
  • Gold Chapter Display - Team (consisting of Hannah F Ramsey, Jared Chappell, Jonathon Tyson), Sullivan Central High School
  • Bronze Graphics Imaging-Sublimation    - Mattie Egly, Lawrence County High School
  • Bronze Job Skill Demonstration A - Baylee Allen, Lawrence County High School
  • Gold Job Skill Demonstration Open - Carla Cinniamon, Claiborne High School
  • Bronze Prepared Speech - Reauna Person, Telecommunications Center
  • Gold Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue - Team (consisting of Savannah Bradburn, Landon Davis), Heritage High School
  • Silver Web Design - Team (consisting of Mason Tolzmann, River Fisher), Polk County High School

SkillsUSA Championships Scores

Contest scorecards are now available student and/or advisors can access by results by clicking here. In order to retrieve your score, you MUST HAVE YOUR CONTESTANT NUMBER. In an effort to provide additional security over detailed competitor scores, a Date of Birth for the desired Contestant is required. Advisors the date of birth you entered in the membership site is the date that accesses the scores online. If you don’t remember your contestant number, contact your state association director.

Retrieving Scores from National Championships

In order to retrieve your students’ scores after the state championship, please follow the procedure outlined below:
  • Visit
  • Select the appropriate conference and year: TN - 2017 National Leadership and Skills Conference.
  • Select the appropriate contest.
  • Enter the contestant number (the badge number given at the conference).
  • Enter the birth-date you entered when registering the student.
  • Click "View Scores."

NLSC Videos are Now Available

The daily photos and videos from national conference are available online at:

MikeroweWORKS Foundation Scholarships for NLSC

Congratulations to the winners of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation Scholarships from Tennessee:
  • Allison Arrington - Hampton High School
  • Jordan Lawson - Cherokee High School
  • Darryl Hitechew - Hampton High School
  • David Oliver - Hampton High School
  • Harley Hill - Hampton High School
  • Trenten Brown – Sunbright High School
  • Austin Boling - Hampton High School
  • Maverick Smith - Morgan County CTE
  • Zack Oliver - Hampton High School

Save the Dates!

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Fall Leadership Conferences, and make plans to attend your regional Fall Leadership Conference this October.
  • Oct. 17: West Tennessee FLC - Cook Convention Center, Cannon Center 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Oct. 18: Middle Tennessee FLC - Middle Tennessee State University, Student Union Building, 1768 MTSU Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  • Oct. 20: East Tennessee FLC - Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Save the Date: Occupational License New Teacher Training

The Occupational License New Teacher Training will be held Jan. 8–12, 2018, in Nashville. New occupationally licensed teachers are required to attend all five days of this training within their first year of teaching. All teachers in attendance should have either a valid teaching license or have submitted an application for licensure. New traditionally licensed CTE teachers who have not yet completed an educator preparation program are also encouraged to attend. During this training, teachers will engage in sessions ranging from planning and instruction to classroom management techniques.
Location and registration information will be released in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please reach out to

Seeking CTE Session Facilitators

The department is currently seeking session facilitators for the Occupational License New Teacher Training scheduled for Jan. 8–12, 2018. Though all CTE educators are encouraged to apply, we are particularly recruiting session facilitators who teach courses in the following career clusters:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
Session facilitators typically earn between $1,500–$2,000 for completing pre-work, attending staff trainings in November and December, and facilitating during the training week. Facilitators will also be reimbursed for travel expenses.

The session facilitator job description can be found here. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and video sample to by Sept. 15.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines 

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