SkillsUSA Minnesota Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary!

Come Celebrate Minnesota's Next Chapter

SkillsUSA and other Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are key components to strong Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. CTSOs integrate initiatives into CTE programs and courses and extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels.

?To all current and former members of? SkillsUSA (VICA?), you are cordially invited to? attend this milestone 50th Anniversary.  Please come and ?share in the excitement the weekend of March 31 thru April 2, 2017 at the Bloomington DoubleTree Hotel. ?this ?meet SkillsUSA National Executive Director, Tim Lawrence and your State Executive Director, Jennifer Polz. ?Career and Technical Education is helping our nation address key challenges such as workforce development, student achievement, economic vitality and global competitiveness. Come and share your energy around CTE in Minnesota!

As a former SkillsUSA (VICA) ?member you will be able to share your ?stories, memories and ?testimony with ?former members from the past five decades, meet ?Education and Industry representatives? and also meet ?the ?SkillsUSA National Executive Director, Tim Lawrence and your State Executive Director, Jennifer Polz. 

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the last 50 years and prepare for the next chapter in a rich, ever-expanding years in the making.

Please review the schedule of events below and RSVP online at:

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 31
1:00 p.m. 50th Annual Opening Ceremony
3:30 p.m. General Leadership & Select Technical Skill Contests - Ends 8:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. “363” Sandwich Service Project - State Community Service Project - Ends 7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. Minnesota Tailgate Reception - For past and present Advisors and Alumni - Ends 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1
8:00 a.m. SkillsUSA State Championship Competitions - Ends approx. 4:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Alumni Benefit Auction - Ends 9:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. SkillsUSA Entertainment Night - DJ, Bingo, Bags Tournament, Photo Booth, Large Yard Games - Ends at 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 2
7:00 a.m. SkillsUSA Championship Breakfast Buffet - $23.00 a plate - Ends at 8:30 a.m.
7:00 a.m. TECHSPO - Career & Vendor Fair - Ends 11:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. SkillsUSA 50th Championship Awards Ceremony - Ends at 11:30 a.m.

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