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. The Advisor of the Year program is sponsored by Delmar Learning, a part of Cengage Learning. State winners are submitted to the regional competition. At NLSC, regional winners are interviewed and a national winner is selected.
Application for SkillsUSA Arizona Advisor of the Year is due March 1. The winner will be announced at the opening session of the SkillsUSA Arizona Championships.
2020: Jeremy Tarbet - Canyon Del Oro High School
2019: Travis Black - VACTE
2019 Region V Advisor of the Year: Norm Champagne - Yuma Union School District
2018: 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 Michelle Martinez at or call the SkillsUSA office at (602)542-5565.