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  • Creation of an organizational membership (and inclusion of teachers)
  • Advocacy - Peter Carr
  • Legal counsel to guide non-profit organization functioning
  • Continued partnership with Rubicon Atlas
  • Input on CTE program approval/re-approval proposed revisions
  • Testimony to legislators regarding Brindisi bill
  • Collaboration of 7 CTE entities 
  • Letter writing campaign with businesses and legislators
  • Support of the statewide assessment project
  • Composition of white papers (defining career/college readiness; outcome measures on school report cards; earlier exposure to CTE - middle level; affirmation of 21st Century Skills, technical skills, and academic skills)

SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Winners 2015

1st Place National Winners
Health Occupations Professional Portfolio; Amber Vilella; Orleans CTE Center

2nd Place National Winners
Audio/Radio Production; Karen Flood & Andrea Rose; L A Wilson Tech

Community Action; Cheyenne Foll & Angelesse Larmer; HG Sackett Tech Center

Community Service; Monica Hosley, Sarah Maphey & Kellie Sherm; Charles H Bohlen Technical Center

HVAC, Refrigeration; Krzysztof Zamajtys; Eastern Suffolk BOCES

3rd Place National Winners
3-D Visualization and Animation; Ryan Platt & Jack Gatto; Niagara Career and Technical Center

Aviation; Eric Popko; Aviation Career & Technical High School

Culinary Arts; Domonic DeMuro; CV-TEC Plattsburgh

First Aid-CPR; Caleb Cross; Southern Adirondack Educational Center

Internetworking; Alim Alli; Thomas Edison Career & Technical High School

Opening & Closing Ceremonies; Jolene Carpenter, Emily Dickerson, Makenzie Fay, Morgan Greenwood,  Hannah Hollenbeck, 
Jamie Miller, & Sarah Scouten; Adirondack High School

Prepared Speech; Autumn Gonzalez; Williamsburg High School