Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges
Volume 4, January 31, 2017      

Membership Status

Currently, 113 students and Advisors have joined as SkillsUSA members. An additional 67 are in the process of registering. For those who are new to the membership process, remember that registration is not complete until you press “submit”.

Use PO# 201611A and we will pay the membership fee for the advisors and the first 1,000 students.

Conference Registration

There are 4 registrants for the conference as of today. Please register as soon as possible so that we will know what is needed for the conference. You can register your students for any of the national contests listed in this newsletter except for the few that say (no state contest).

Confidentiality of Contest Scores

It has come to our attention that some students may be reluctant to compete for fear that they may suffer embarrassment if they do not score as high as they would like. Please reassure them that contest scores will not be published. They will be compiled by the state staff to determine the medal winners, and provided only to the students and Student Advisors for purposes of helping them identify areas in need of additional work. Please reassure your students that they will not be placed in any embarrassing position and that their contest scores will remain confidential. Encourage them to compete as an exciting growth experience.

Chapter Advisors

All of the colleges have selected a “Chapter Advisor” to act as the single point of contact regarding SkillsUSA concerns. The Chapter Advisors will provide information and assistance to local instructors and students and coordinate activities with state SkillsUSA staff. If you need assistance getting started with SkillsUSA, please call the Chapter Advisor for your college.

SkillsUSA Chapter Advisors 2016-2017

Baton Rouge Community College

Angela Saia, Graphics Instructor

[email protected]

Bossier Parish Community College

Jim Boyter, Resource Coordinator

[email protected]

Central Louisiana Community Technical College

Ashley Boyd

[email protected]

Delgado Community College

Lyle “Chris” McDonald, Automotive Technology Instructor

[email protected]

Fletcher Technical Community College

Caitlin Toups

[email protected]

Louisiana Delta Community College

Patricia Dunn, Assistant Director

[email protected]

Northshore Technical Community College

Arlendra Zenon, Instructor

[email protected]

Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Alena Harris, Instructor, Business Office Technology

[email protected]

Nunez Community College

Dr. Klaus Heyer, Professor, Natural History

[email protected]

River Parishes Community College

John Sluder, Program Coordinator

[email protected]

South Central Louisiana Technical College

Kelly Terrebonne

[email protected]

South Louisiana Community College

Rebecca Cernich, Asst. Dean of Workforce

[email protected]

SOWELA Technical Community College

Darrell Buck, Advertising Design Instructor

[email protected]

Conference Dates

2017 State Leadership and Skills Conference – April 27th and 28th

Location: Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Shreveport Campus, 2010 N. Market Street, Shreveport LA 71107

2017 National Leadership and Skills Conference – June 19th -23rd

Location: Louisville, KY,   Kentucky Exposition Center

Become a Student Advisor

A “Student Advisor” is an instructor or administrator acting on the behalf of SkillsUSA student members. Advisors are responsible for providing students with all pertinent SkillsUSA information, preparing them for the competition and accompanying them to the state and national conferences. When you sign up as an Advisor, you will start receiving a copy of the “Advisors’ Update,” with more information specifically for Advisors as things progress.

Become a Technical Lead

A “Technical Lead” may be an instructor, an industry professional, or other knowledgeable person that is responsible for designing (or adapting) a test for the state competition. Technical Leads are also responsible for arranging for contest judges, contest orientation, and compiling and reporting scores. If you, or one of your corporate supporters, would like to be a Technical Lead for your skill area, please contact your Chapter Advisor or [email protected].


Darrell Buck
Bill Burnside
Bill Burnside
Karolyn Harrell
Arlendra Zenon
Remy Williams
Adrienne Abel


Advertising Design
Auto Refinishing
Collision Repair
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Ed.
IT Services
Medical Terminology                               


ICAR, FinishMaster
ICAR, FinishMaster

Date Confirmed


Problems Registering? Call the SkillsUSA Membership Hotline Toll Free: 844-875-4557

2017 Deadlines

Feb 3               National T-shirt and Pin Designs due
Feb 15             Louisiana Postsecondary Pin Designs and T-Shirt Designs are due. Open to all student members.
Mar 1               SkillsUSA Membership Enrollment Deadline
April 13           State Conference Registration Deadline
March 1          National Youth Safety Video Contest entries due

SkillsUSA Contests

Contests Descriptions are available at the SkillsUSA website: http://www.skillsusa.org/competitions/skillsusa-championships/contest-descriptions/

Instructors: If you teach any courses related to the contests below, please let your students know of this opportunity to compete for prizes and the chance to go to Louisville for the national competition.

3-D Visualization and Animation

Action Skills

Additive Manufacturing

Advertising Design

American Spirit

Architectural Drafting

Audio/Radio Production

Automated Manufacturing Technology

Automotive Refinishing Technology

Automotive Service Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Basic Health Care Skills

Broadcast News Production

Building Maintenance


Career Pathways Showcase


Chapter Business Procedure

Chapter Display

CNC Milling Specialist

CNC Technician

CNC Turning Specialist

Collision Repair Technology

Commercial Baking

Community Action Project

Community Service

Computer Programming

Cosmetology (No state contest)

Crime Scene Investigation

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Customer Service

Dental Assisting

Diesel Equipment Technology

Digital Cinema Production

Early Childhood Education

Electrical Construction Wiring

Electronics Technology

Employment Application Process

Engineering Technology/Design


Esthetics (No state contest)

Extemporaneous Speaking


First Aid/CPR

Graphic Communications

Graphic Imaging Sublimation

Health Knowledge Bowl

Health Occupations Professional Portfolio

Heating, Ventilation, A/C & Refrigeration (HVACR)

Humanoid Robotics (Demonstration)

Industrial Motor Control

Information Technology Services (formerly Computer Maintenance)

Interactive Application and Game Development


Job Interview

Job Skill Demonstration A

Job Skill Demonstration Open

Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology

Marine Service Technology



Medical Assisting

Medical Math

Medical Terminology

Mobile Electronics Installation (Demonstration)

Mobile Robotics Technology

Motorcycle Service Technology

Nail Care (No state contest)

Nurse Assisting

Occupational Health and Safety

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Outstanding Chapter


Pin Design


Power Equipment Technology

Practical Nursing

Prepared Speech

Principles of Engineering/Technology

Promotional Bulletin Board

Quiz Bowl

Related Technical Math

Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance

Restaurant Service

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue

Robotics and Automation Technology

Screen Printing Technology

Sheet Metal

T-shirt Design

Team Engineering Challenge (Middle School)


Technical Computer Applications

Technical Drafting

Telecommunications Cabling

Television (Video) Production

Web Design


Welding Fabrication

Welding Art/Sculpture


SkillsUSA (National Site): http://www.skillsusa.org/

LCTCS Website: http://oldwww.lctcs.edu/

SkillsUSA Store: http://www.skillsusa.org/shop/

SkillsUSA Louisiana Postsecondary Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SkillsUSA-Louisiana-Postsecondary/1012003572168804?ref=hl

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