2017 Models of Excellence Announced

2017 Models of Excellence Announced

Congratulations to the 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally recognized as a “Model of Excellence” recipient for 2017. Models of Excellence is a national program that recognizes the exceptional integration and application of personal, workplace and technical skills for SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is one of the highest awards bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, one of the largest student organizations for career and technical education.

All Models of Excellence chapters will participate in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., June 19-23. Activities include Models of Excellence finalist interviews, an awards dinner at the Kentucky Derby Museum, and recognition during the SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony in front of more than 12,000 students, instructors and business partners. This is the third year Lowe’s has sponsored this program.

The Models of Excellence program promotes the intentional learning of personal, workplace and technical skills outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework for student development. Specific characteristics defined within each skill area help ensure tangible benchmarks for student achievement and chapter programming. Achievement is measured by the effectiveness of student efforts in implementing essential workplace skills including personal responsibility, integrity, work ethic and organization in chapter activities. The hands-on approach of this program actualizes the SkillsUSA mission of empowering members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.


Carver High School
SECTION: 3D Visualization and Animation
Personal Adopt-a-Buddy Class


Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology
CHAPTER: Technical
Run, Hide, Fight: How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident

Kofa High School
CHAPTER: Technical
City of Yuma Welding Project


Southeast ROP-Norwalk High School
CHAPTER: Personal
Senior Center Community Garden Build


Cross Keys High School
CHAPTER: Personal
Leadership Skills and Program of Work

Stephens County High School
SECTION: Cosmetology
Personal Comfort Kits for Veterans

Union Grove High School
CHAPTER: Technical
Timber Ridge Elementary Garden Renovation


Lynn Vocational Technical High
CHAPTER: Personal
9/11 Day of Service

Greater Lowell Technical High
CHAPTER: Technical
Launching of Gltechskills.com

North Carolina

Catawba Valley Community College
CHAPTER: Personal
Shark Tank Business Pitch

New Jersey

Bergen County Academies
CHAPTER: Technical Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Gloucester County Institute of Technology
CHAPTER: Technical Stress Free Day

New Mexico

Hobbs High School
CHAPTER: Workplace
STEAM at Broadmoor Elementary


Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center
CHAPTER: Personal
Senior Olympics

Upper Valley Career Center
CHAPTER: Technical Community Service Challenge

Fairfield Career Center
CHAPTER: Workplace
Multi-Cultural Awareness


Rudder High School
SECTION: Advertising Design
Technical Rudder Print Shop – Poster and Vinyl Sticker Sales

A&M Consolidated High School
CHAPTER: Workplace
Cybersecurity Awareness Initiative

Keller Center for Advanced Learning
CHAPTER: Workplace
“Beauty & Brains” Technology Training at Keller Senior Activity Center

Rudder High School
SECTION: Audio Visual Technology, Workplace
Ranger Deployment Packs

Westwood High School
SECTION: Drafting, Workplace
Chili Cook-off and Fundraiser


Green Mountain Technology & Career Center
CHAPTER: Workplace
Medtrek Program for Elementary Students

West Virginia

Putnam Career and Technical Center
CHAPTER: Workplace
Big Hearts Give Tiny Homes


Central High School
CHAPTER: Personal
Friday Food Bags