Introducing the SkillsUSA Illinois Advisor of the Year Program

The SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year program recognizes professional members who actualize the organization’s mission of empowering students to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. 

A SkillsUSA chapter is only successful with the support of an Advisor who has dedicated themselves to career and technical education by intentionally integrating the SkillsUSA Framework and ensuring students can articulate the skills they have developed. Great advisors have one reason for participating in SkillsUSA – seeing students succeed. 

The state Advisor of the Year program will be put forward a candidate to the SkillsUSA Region III Advisor of the Year. The selected regional advisor will advance on to be eligible to earn the SkillsUSA National Advisor of the Year Award. 

Recipient Benefits


Gain local and state level recognition for ensuring students are prepared with the career-readiness skills needed for a successful future. Opportunity to advance on to regional and national award. 


Weekend Getaway
Transportation, hotel accommodations, welcome gift and a specialty dining experience for two in the Chicago or St. Louis area. *Subject to terms and conditions.


Serve as an ambassador to the organization by representing SkillsUSA at conferences, attend and exhibit on behalf of SkillsUSA at industry tradeshows, and a social media engagement opportunities.

Recipient Benefits

Application Areas

  • Philosophy on CTE and SkillsUSA Framework skill development 
  • Intentional SkillsUSA Framework integration into school and chapter 
  • Communication of SkillsUSA Framework Skill Development



Applications open as Chapter Excellence Program Level II applications are submitted through the registration site ( Advisors must self complete the application for the award. 

To nominate an advisor to apply, visit