- The week before conference I attended a National Journal Policy Summit on the changing demographics of a new generation at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The underwriter was the Society for Human Resource Management and attendance was by invitation only. The focus was on how the current generation entering the work force will be the most diverse in our history, and the question was how the change in demographics will affect higher education and the labor force. We were told our remarks were on the record, and I was the only person there talking about CTE as part of the solution. I received two follow-up calls from attendees asking for more information, and that was even before I got to conference.
- At the end of June, we received news that three SkillsUSA projects had received Awards of Excellence in the annual APEX program. APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entries in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. SkillsUSA’s communications are in the same league as those of many national associations, major corporations and communications firms. (Other winners include Time Inc., Ford Motor Co., FedEx Express, Walt Disney Co. and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.). Our staff won recognition in these categories: Electronic and Video Publications/Education and Training: Advisor’s Success Kit (ASK) – Tools for SkillsUSA Chapter Management, by Ann Schreiber; — Electronic and Video Publications/Social Media: SkillsUSA’s Facebook Page, by Craig Moore; and, Magazines and Journals/Print: SkillsUSA Champions, by Tom Hall and staff. (Our magazine has won an Award of Excellence for seven consecutive years.)
Tags: APEX Awards, Career and Technical Education, Highlights