SkillsUSA state spring conferences are going strong with high attendance and lots of activity.
I attended a great Arizona State Leadership and Skills Conference where I was able to present to about 200 local CTE directors and administrators, teachers, partners and administrators and speak to all students and teachers at the awards ceremony. I also had lunch with the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne. When Tom spoke at the luncheon, he praised SkillsUSA for our Work Force Ready System and also praised the national organization for our work with business and industry partners. Our SkillsUSA state management team in Arizona is one of the nation’s best.
Next, I was off to the New Mexico State Leadership and Skills Conference held at the Central New Mexico Community College. State association director Saundra Castillo did a great job. I’ll report my Wisconsin and Ohio experiences next time. A quick check of my calendar tells me that’ll be it for state conferences this spring. Of course, I’m not the only one visiting the states. Another staffer recently returned from the South Dakota state conference, Staff also attended Indiana’s state conference and Tennessee’s state conference.