State Leadership & Skills Conference
April 8-9, 2022
Membership Registration Deadline: February 1 & Conference Registration Deadline: March 1
The SkillsUSA New Mexico Championships are competitive events that showcase the best career and technical education students in the state. The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance, and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs.
SkillsUSA New Mexico state competitions begin in the classroom. Teachers design in-house contests based on technical standards designed by industry members and provided by the SkillsUSA New Mexico leadership team.
Depending on the contest, the top 1-3 students from each classroom will move on to compete at the state level. The state gold medalist for each competition moves on to represent SkillsUSA New Mexico at the National Skills and Leadership Conference.
Advisor of Year: The flaming torch in our emblem reflects the light of knowledge, which dispels the darkness of ignorance. In the light of the torch, progress will be made toward the vocational goals of the individual. The objective of this award is to recognize career and technical educators and administrators in addition to full-time classroom/laboratory teachers, who have provided or currently are providing significant contributions to SkillsUSA and career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in their fields, communities, and/or the State of New Mexico. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs; and/or improvement, promotion, research or development of programs of career and technical education. Application due March 1.
State Officer: A SkillsUSA New Mexico State Officer is a role intended to serve the members of SkillsUSA New Mexico. Officers are not only the face of the organization but are the back bone behind each conference throughout the year. This is a commitment that will require a great deal of time and effort during the summer of 2022 and the following school year. As representatives of SkillsUSA New Mexico, it is imperative that you read through the application information as it pertains to policies and procedures that will be carried out. Application due March 1.