Program of Work

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Program of Work  2016-2017

September 30 – Inaugural Elmer Gates Memorial Clay Shoot
Presented by: Jerdon Construction Services
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October 13 – Annual Meeting and Leadership by Example Breakfast
Honoring: Judith Hunsicker, Chief Operating Officer, Embassy Bank For the Lehigh Valley and
Volunteer of the Year – Warren Steigerwalt
7:45 am – Best Western Hotel and Conference Center
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-Students network with Council Members, give speeches, or perform the Opening Ceremony
-Presentation of the Leadership by Example Award

November 16 – Ambassador Training
Camelback Resorts 
-One-day training for students to learn public speaking/communication/social etiquette skills

November 17 & 18 – Professional Development Conference
Camelback Resorts 
-Two-day training for students to learn various employability skills
-Business representatives meet with students during the career cluster session to discuss career pathways an the reality of being “on-the-job”

February 1 (snow date February 2) – District 11 SkillsUSA Championships
Agri~Plex, Best Western & scattered sites
-Over fifty competitions that test skill and leadership abilities
-Only one of its kind in the country
-Competitions at the Agri~Plex are open to the public
-Business representatives judge and coordinate competitions

March 30 – SkillsUSA Council Culinary Challenge
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
-Ten culinary students compete with Top Chefs in the area and serve a 6 couse meal to the audience
-Audience choose the winner

April 19-21 – Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Conference
Hershey Conference Center & Lebanon Expo
-Winners of district competitions advanced to states

May 25 – Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards
Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center
-Awards given to exceptional students for their scholastic achievement, membership/participation and leadership position in student organization/sports, community involvement, and entrepreneurial spirit

June 9 – Breakfast of Champions
Air Products
-Recognition and preparation for the competitors traveling to the national competitors

June 19-23 – National Leadership and Skills Conference
Louisville, KY
-Winners of districts and states compete with the other winners throughout the country