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2014-2015 theme

SkillsUSA: 50 Years of Champions at Work

This year we have a couple of great industry partners who are helping out SkillsUSA South Dakota with the 2015 State Leadership and Skills Conference.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

Will once again generously support SkillsUSA in 2015!

 They are supporting State Teamworks grants and material support for the national TeamWorks comeptition.

SkillsUSA South Dakota has been given a grant to put run our State's Teamworks contest in 2015.  The contest will be held on April 31, 2015 at Lowes in Sioux Falls.

Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA)
 has stepped up to help SkillsUSA South Dakota with the State Conference T-Shirts.  IAA will supply the t-shirt for every registered participant who attends the State Leadership and Skills Conference.

The front of the shirt will have the SkillsUSA South Dakota Logo over the right breast of the shirt, and IAA's Logo over the right breast of the shirt.
2015 State Leadership and Skills Conference. The conference will be held at Lake Area Technical Institute.

There is 297 people registered for the conference including Students and Advisers.

This year we will be putting on 42 different Leadership and Skills Contest.

2014 - 2015 State Officer Team

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

SkillsUSA What is it?  Video.

How to become a State Officer
as a state officer you will be required to attend approximately 6 conferences throughout the school year.

High School Officers

Paul Grotjohn
Hub Area Multi-District

Jeremy Nosbush
CTE Academy - Sioux Falls

Mason Sheehan
Northeast Technical High School

Dustin Veith
Hub Area Multi-District

  High School

Tori Schaunaman
Hub Area Multi-District
College/Post-Secondary Officers

Tyler Crawford
Mitchell Tech.

South Dakota College Post-Secondary has 4 Vice-Presidents. One from each technical Institute

Shay Swanson
Vice-President - Lake Area
Technical Institute

Jean Van Driel
Vice-President - Mitchell Technical Institute

Vice-President - Southeast Technical Institute
STI - Did not participate with officers this year.

Vice-President - Western Dakota Technical Institute
WDT - Did not participate with officers this year.

Brandon Schwader
Lake Area Technical Institute

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