Mentoring Recognition Program

SkillsUSA sponsors a national recognition program based on the Student2Student mentoring program. Any chapter involved in mentoring can submit their project plan, description and outcomes.

The winning chapter will be recognized at the National Leadership and Skills Conference, in Medallion magazine, in the Awards and Recognition booklet and at an event during the conference. In addition, the winning chapter will be invited to attend NLSC and present their winning mentoring program as a part of SkillsUSA University.

Purpose

To select the outstanding chapter that best exemplifies the purposes and goals of the Student2Student Mentoring Program and to recognize excellence and professionalism in the area of student mentoring.

Eligibility

This event is open to all SkillsUSA chapters in a career and technical education program at a high school or college/technical institution that are participating in a mentoring project with local elementary or middle school students. The entire chapter and multiple programs at one school are encouraged to join forces and participate in a mentoring program. SkillsUSA membership for the current school year will be verified.

Deadline

All entries must be submitted online to the national office by April 4. Winners will be announced in May.

Awards

The Grand Prize winning chapter will receive a plaque, a $500 check for the chapter to use toward expanding next year’s mentoring project and a $500 stipend as assistance for the chapter advisor and at least one student to attend the national conference in Kansas City. The Grand Prize chapter will be recognized at an event during national conference and have the opportunity to present their winning program at a Skills University educational workshop.

Judging

All entries will be judged by a special committee of national SkillsUSA staff. The winners of the competition will be announced in May and immediately notified. This contest may or may not be held in the future, and there may or may not be additional rules and requirements.

Resources

For information on the Student2Student program, contact our office and request a mentoring employability skills packet.

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