Returning This Fall
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Fall 2020 Speaker Schedule

August 18             Welcome Back - State Director
August 25             State Officer Welcome - Student Lead Chapter Meetings
September 1          Facility Management Industry Speaker
September 8       Unpacking the Membership Kit, Registration & Access
September 15        Manufacturing Industry Speaker
October 6             State California Dept. of Education  - CTE Update Cont.
October 13              Entertainment Industry Speaker
October 20           Contest Selection & Registration
October 27             Building & Construction Industry Speaker
November 3         Chapter of Excellence Program Tips & Resources
November 10         Medical Industry Speaker
November 17       Public Speaking with the State Officers   
December 1           Culinary Industry Speaker 
December 8         Preparing for your Virtual Contest
December 15         Architectural Design & Engineering Industry Speaker

Past Recorded Speakers

State Officers - Student Empowerment

June 16, 2020

Brenda Fernandez - Geocon Consultants, Inc., Senior Staff Engineer

Brenda is a registered EIT and Senior Staff Engineer at Geocon Consultants, Inc. She obtained a civil engineering bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento. She currently provides field engineering, materials testing, and laboratory materials testing support. Her project experience includes ground-up construction, rehabilitation projects, transportation infrastructure, water/wastewater infrastructure, commercial and industrial developments, redevelopment projects, educational facilities, and institutional facilities.

State Officers - Student Empowerment

June 9, 2020

Meet the 2020-2021 SkillsUSA California State Officer Team

this session will provide you with the opportunity to meet the incoming State Officer Team. We hope that you will put this on your calendar and attend the session tomorrow afternoon to learn more about this amazing group of student leaders as they begin their year of service as SkillsUSA California State Officer Team Members. SkillsUSA California would like you to join and welcome your 2020-2021 State Officers:  


Region 1;  Priyanka Prasad attends Abraham Lincoln High in San Jose; Derek Thach, attends Silicon Valley Career Technical Education in San Jose

Region 3; Jocelyn Gonzales attends Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys; Layali Homod attends Academies of the Antelope Valley in Lancaster; Jolene Lee attends South Pasadena High School in South Pasadena; Vani Tyagi attends Academies of the Antelope Valley in Lancaster

Region 5; Natalya Enriquez attends Franklin High School in Stockton; Maria Moreno attends Venture Academy in Stockton

Region 6; Janessa Baza-Lazalde attends Desert Hot Springs High School in Desert Hot Springs; Eshan Subramaniam attends Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley

State Officers - Student Empowerment

May 26, 2020

Student State Officer Speakers


Join your 2019-2020 State Officers. Parliamentarian Jenifer Barajas and Reporter Ayush Pareek will discuss Empowering Student Leadership, the connection between our mission and the SkillsUSA Framework.  These officers have displayed the skills to advocate that everyone has a voice and to become a leader in many different ways 


Region Vice President, Micah Mekhitarian and Vice President, Jennifer Lopez  will talk about their experience and the importance of implementing Career Essentials into the classroom.  As all State Officers are required to complete the Fundamental Course they can inform the teacher and students the ease of use of this program to help measure their career-readiness skills


Jenifer Barajas plans on studying Global Studies, Ayush Pareek will attend the University of Southern California and major in Business Management, Jennifer Lopez will attend the University of California, Santa Cruz and major in Electrical Engineering while Micah Mekhitarian will return for his senior year of high school at South Pasadena High.

State Officers - Student Empowerment

May 12, 2020

Kimberly Pease - Cyber Security Careers

Kimberly Pease is co-founder and Vice President of Citadel Information Group, Inc., a California Information Security/Cyber Security Management firm. Ms. Pease has been awarded Cybersecurity Professional of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal CTO Awards 2017. She has an extensive background in the applications of technology and security solutions. During her career she has implemented computer systems for a wide-range of organizations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Additionally, she has led installation projects at the Pentagon, the Government Printing Office and many state government offices. She is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and a vCISO-for-hire (virtual Chief Information Security Officer) for her clients. Ms. Pease has been a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association since 2002, and has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer (2008 – 2011) and Education Director (2006 - 2007). She also served as Chair of the annual conference, ISSA LA Information Security Summit, for over 7 years. She has been a member of Infragard since 2002, which is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private sector. She is a former CIO (Chief Information Officer) for a privately held company. Ms. Pease was previously a member of ASQ (American Society of Quality) and has held a Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) certification. She speaks frequently on information security, has published several articles and has been interviewed numerous times on ABC News Good Morning America and NBC News.

Kimberly Pease guest speaker about cyber security careers