July 14th, 2012
The SkillsUSA publications department has won recognition in the annual APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) program for two SkillsUSA projects in these categories:
- Member and Customer Communications: 2011-2012 SkillsUSA Membership Kit.
- Magazines and Journals, Print: SkillsUSA Champions.
APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entries in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. For 24 years, APEX has judged and presented these awards to professional communicators. From almost 3,300 total entries this year, only about 30 percent were recognized with awards. Other winners this year include T. Rowe Price, Boy Scouts of America, Kraft Foods, the Walt Disney Co., Ford Motor Co., American Airlines, NFL and American Cancer Society.
July 15th, 2011
At the end of June, we received news that three SkillsUSA projects won Awards of Excellence in the annual APEX program which recognizes graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entries in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. For 23 years, APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) has judged and presented these awards to professional communicators. The SkillsUSA publications staff received Awards of Excellence in the following categories: –Member and Customer Materials: 2010-2011 SkillsUSA Membership Kit, submitted by Ann Schreiber; Marketing and Public Relations Electronic Media and Video Publications: A Week of Champions, submitted by Tom Kercheval; and, Tom Hall entered our 2010 Official Conference Program in the Brochures, Manuals and Reports category – and we won a Grant Award, the highest honor. This is the first Grand Award our staff has won in 14 years. The judges said: This is what a conference program should be.” Other Grand Award winners this year included familiar names such as Walt Disney Co., Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Ford Motor Co., City of Baltimore, Merrill Lynch, TD Ameritrade, FedEx and AARP.
And, on Friday during conference, new officers were elected to serve on the SkillsUSA State Association Director Executive Committee. Their offices will become effective after the August meeting. Gayle Silvey, Georgia, will be chair-elect. Josh Klemp, Rhode Island and Bruce McBurney, Washington, were both reelected to represent Regions 1 and 5 respectively. Tammy Brown, Michigan, was elected to represent Region 3. Carrie Wolf, Arizona, is the new secretary and Pete Carey, New Jersey, is the new parliamentarian.
July 15th, 2009
We are pleased to announce that four SkillsUSA projects have received Awards of Excellence in the annual APEX program. Our staff won recognition in these categories:
- Campaigns, Programs and Plans/Member and Customer Communications: 2009 SkillsUSA Membership Kit, by Karen Perrino and Danielle Rinker
- Electronic and Video Publications/Advertising and Marketing: SkillsUSA: A Partnership That Pays Off, by Tom Kercheval
- Electronic and Video Publications/Education and Training: Professional Development Program, Instructor’s Guide, by Ann Schreiber
- Magazines and Journals/Print: SkillsUSA Champions, by Tom Hall and staff (The magazine has won an Award of Excellence for six years running.)
APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entries in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. For 21 years, APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) has judged and presented these awards to professional communicators. From almost 4,000 total entries this year, about 31 percent were recognized with Awards of Excellence. A look at the list of winners shows that SkillsUSA’s communications are in the same league as those of many national associations, major corporations and communications firms. (Other winners include the Pepsi Bottling Group, Ford Motor Co., Lockheed Martin, Costco, AARP, Educational Testing Service, Walt Disney Co. and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.)