Advisors

  • Must be registered as a SkillsUSA
    California Advisor

  • Must have completed Chapter of Excellence Level 2.

  • Must have served for a minimum of 2 years as a SkillsUSA California advisor.

The 2021 Harbor Freight Tools for
Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence application period is OPEN!

 

Click HERE to learn more about the program and the application process. Applications are DUE by May 21, 2021. 

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Photo courtesy of Peter Wachtel. Used with permission.

Real-World Education in an Unreal World

When advisor Peter Wachtel received a 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence and a $50,0000 cash award for his school, he set to work overhauling Adolfo Camarillo (Calif.) High School’s career and technical education programs with new technology that would foster his students’ creativity. Little did he know that same technology would prepare his students to adapt and thrive in the virtual environments they would be unexpectedly plunged into by the COVID-19 pandemic. What helped them thrive even more was Wachtel’s resilient distance-learning approach that helped turn pandemic-related challenges into opportunities to improve and evolve. In his own words, Wachtel shares that approach and lessons learned along the way, stressing that, “In a world of limitations, there is a universe of possibilities and opportunities.”

by Peter Wachtel, SkillsUSA Advisor

See complete article.

2021 Advisors Of The Year

State HS Advisor Of The Year​

David Bayne

Pioneer High School

National Region 5 Advisor of the Year

Nikki Gerner

Dinuba High School

2021 Regional Advisors of the Year

SkillsUSA California 2020 Regional Advisors of the Year – In order for a chapter advisor to be eligible to be recognized as an Advisor of the Year, the local chapter must achieve Chapter Excellence Program Level 2 recognition during the current school year. We are proud to announce the SkillsUSA California Regional Advisors of the Year for 2020-2021:

These individuals will receive recognition from our state association as well as be interviewed by a panel of SkillsUSA California Board members to determine the 2020-2021 SkillsUSA California State Advisor of the Year.

Region 2

No Applicants Received

Post Secondary

Region 1

No Applicants Received

Post Secondary

Region 3

No Applicants Received

Post Secondary

Region 1

No Applicants Received

High School

Region 2

Nathan Urmston

Kern Regional Occupational Center

Region 3

Paul Lam: Mark Keppel High School

Glenn Yamasaki: Downey High School

Region 5

No Applicants Received

Post Secondary

Region 4

No Applicants Received

Post Secondary

Region 6

No Applicants Received

Post Secondary

Region 5

No Applicants Received

High School

Region 4

David Bayne

Pioneer High School

Region 6

Heidi Shaw

Victor Valley High School