Advisor of the year

award Description

The SkillsUSA State Directors Association created the Advisor of the Year award to recognize and honor dedicated career and technical education instructors who serve as SkillsUSA advisors. 

Application for the SkillsUSA Arizona Advisor of the Year award is due March 15. The winner will be announced at the SkillsUSA Arizona State Leadership and Skills Conference.

Previous Recipients

2021-2022: Travis Black - VACTE
2020-2021: Jeremy Tarbet - Canyon Del Oro High School

2019-2020: Travis Black - VACTE
2019 Region V Advisor of the Year: Norm Champagne - Yuma Union School District
2018-2019: Norm Champagne - Kofa High School
2016: Michael Jackson - River Valley High School
2015: Mike Berger - CAVIT
2013: Gregg Pelka - Estrella Foothills High School
2012: Enrique Santa Cruz - Walden Grove High School
2011: Brian Kennedy - CAVIT
2010: Oscar Olivas - Peoria High School

A note from the Arizona SkillsUSA Office: multiple award recipients are missing from our records (including: 2014 and 2017). If anyone knows of previous recipients that are not listed above, please contact the state advisor Daniel Kelly at daniel.kelly@azed.gov or call the SkillsUSA office at (602)542-5565.