Professional Development

JR-D1_CMYK_v1SkillsUSA Texas offers professional development training for students and advisors at all our conferences.  This year look for professional development training at:

TIVA Mid-Winter Conference – January 11, 2017 at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, Montgomery, TX  Sessions for advisors will include:

  • SkillsUSA Framework – 8:00 am to Noon
  • Preparing your students Job Ready – Day One 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Working with technical chairs from a variety of competitions presenters will provide information to make the SkillsUSA competitions integral to your current curriculum.  Presently, those CTE areas include:
      • Human Services
        • Cosmetology
        • Esthetics
        • Nail Care
        • Barbering
      •  Architecture and Construction
        • Architectural Drafting
        • Technical Drafting
        • Mechanical Drafting
        • AutoCAD-Civil Design
        • Carpentry
      • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
      • Hospitality and Tourism
        • Culinary Arts
        • Commercial Baking
        • Restaurant Services
      • Transportation and Logistics
      • Information and Technology
      • Manufacturing
      • Criminal Justice and Fire Service
      • Leadership Development

SkillsUSA Texas Legislative Day – February 11 & 12, 2018, Austin, TX

  • Advisor and Student Communications:  Meeting with legislatures.
  • Advisor and Student Debating a mock bill on the House Floor
  • Advisor and Student Parliamentary Procedure 101
  • Advisor:  Leadership Development

SkillsUSA Texas Leadership and Skills Conference, April 7, 2018, Corpus Christi, TX, Presentation by Leadership Concepts

  • Advisor and Students Leadership Development 90 minute sessions
    • Culture
    • Honor
    • Engagement
    • Leadership Style

SkillsUSA Texas Summer Leadership Conference, June 10 – 14, 2018, Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet, TX

  • Advisor Training:  SkillsUSA Texas Framework – The SkillsUSA Framework illustrates how students fulfill the mission of the organization “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”  A 4 hour session that prepares you as an advisor to make the SkillsUSA Framework integral to your program and how to write the framework in your lesson plans.
  • Advisor Training:  Leveraging Your Leadership with Parliamentary Procedure – 4 Hour session  Why do we use parliamentary procedure? What is its purpose? How do I teach it to my students?
  • Advisor and Student:  Team Building
  • Advisor and Student:  Communication
  • Advisor and Student:  Leadership Style

TIVA Summer Conference – July 15 – 20, 2018, Specific Date to be determined

  • Career Essentials:  Foundations,  8 hour session
    • An introduction to the concepts and tools available within the Career Essentials: Foundations -
    • Making the Career Essentials: Foundations Work in Your Classroom
    • Conversations with your Administrator

 SkillsUSA Texas Fall Leadership Conferences – Districts varies

Advisor Sessions: Presented by the state office

  • SkillsUSA, A Leadership Organization, CTSO, Overview:  How we fit into HB5
    • What is the mission of SkillsUSA
    • What’s in it for the Student
    • What’s in it for the Advisor
  • SkillsUSA Texas Program of Work
    • engaging students
    • Professionalism
    • Leadership Development
    • Communications

Student Sessions:  TBD by each district director