Honorary Life, Outstanding Educator and Hall of Champions Awards

Published: January 08, 2024
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Nominations are now open for SkillsUSA Honorary Life Membership, Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Award and the Hall of Champions Award.

SkillsUSA Honorary Life Membership

One of SkillsUSA’s highest recognitions is the Honorary Life Membership. Each year, it is awarded to individuals for their outstanding service that advances the mission and values of the SkillsUSA organization over an extended period. Individuals are nominated for this award by their peers and administrators.

Eligible individuals for this award will:

  • Be a current or retired SkillsUSA professional member or partner of SkillsUSA

  • Have a proven track record of supporting the mission of SkillsUSA at the local, regional, state and/or national levels

Educators are selected by a committee of SkillsUSA’s Board of Directors based on:
  • Their years of involvement with SkillsUSA

  • Significant CTE contributions at local, state, and national levels

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 14.
 
SkillsUSA Outstanding Career and Technical Educator

Outstanding Educator Award Each year, SkillsUSA is proud to honor individual educators for their commitment and dedication to their students, Career and Technical Education and to SkillsUSA. Individuals can be nominated for this award by their peers, co-workers, supervisors, or students.

Eligible educators for this award will:

  • Have at least three years of teaching experience

  • Be a registered professional member of SkillsUSA

Educators are selected by a committee of SkillsUSA’s Board of Directors based on:

  • Proven commitment to student success

  • CTE contributions at the local, state and national levels

  • Significant educational positions held

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 14.

Click here for the Outstanding Career and Technical Educator nomination form.

SkillsUSA Hall of Champions Award

The SkillsUSA Hall of Champions Award is an honor given those who have dedicated their lives, at a national level, to helping youth develop the components of the SkillsUSA Framework necessary to be successful in a changing world. Their legacy on SkillsUSA will continue far beyond their career.

  • A candidate may be nominated by a state SkillsUSA association director or current or past SkillsUSA board member, SkillsUSA HQ staff member, SkillsUSA chapter, stakeholder, alumni, or other leaders in the organization.
  • The nomination form must be accompanied by up to five (5) letters of support from SkillsUSA members, CTE instructors, SkillsUSA advisors, parents, advisory committee members, etc. The letters of support must demonstrate the nominee’s breadth and depth of impact on youth development within the SkillsUSA Framework.

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 14.

Click here for the SkillsUSA Hall of Champions Award nomination form.

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