2022 SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary Advisor of the Year
Mike Mercer | Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Chattanooga
Mike is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he attended Pellissippi State Community College and then The University of Tennessee to obtain both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Education. He taught High School for several years before coming to Chattanooga State Community College where he has been a TCAT Instructor for almost 13 years. His dedication as a Lead SkillsUSA Advisor has been insurmountable to the SkillsUSA organization and to all the students it touches.
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. State recipients are submitted to the regional competition. During NLSC, regional winners are interviewed, and a national winner is selected. The deadline to submit the Advisor of the Year application is March 1, 2023. Apply Here!
Recipients on the state, regional and national levels will serve as ambassadors to the organization by representing SkillsUSA at conferences, attending and exhibiting on behalf of SkillsUSA at industry trade shows and participating in social media engagement opportunities.
- Philosophy on CTE and SkillsUSA Framework skill development
- Intentional SkillsUSA Framework integration into school and chapter
- Communication of SkillsUSA Framework Skill Development
Eligibility requirements for regional or national consideration:
- Must be a paid, Professional member in the current school year
- Chapter must achieve a minimum of Level 2 within the SkillsUSA Chapter Excellence Program during the current school year