The Skills USA competitions are focused on student talents and achievements, but the organization also recognizes the significant contributions of career technical education faculty. This year, during the 50th Annual Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held on June 23-27, 2014 in Kansas City, MO, 46 technical programs in Kansas earned a section membership award for supporting the goals and purposes of Career Technical Education through SkillsUSA. Eight faculty members from NCK Tech earned 100% section awards, indicating they had enrolled 15 or more student members of their programs in SkillsUSA. The instructors and programs are as follows:

Robert Gibbens, Auto Service Technology (Beloit)
Mark Rathbun, Auto Service Technology (Hays)
Mike Cheney, Carpentry (Beloit)
Kris Jones, Diesel Equipment Technology (Beloit)
Brent Hubert, Collision Repair Technology (Beloit)
Allan Hill, Residential Wiring (Hays)
Bob Meistrell, Welding (Hays)
Kyle Kopsa, Welding (Beloit)

The instructors will be awarded 100% Section Certificates and Pins during a Skills USA update presented at the Kansas Association of Career Technical Education (K-ACTE) conference in Manhattan, Ks on July 27-30, 2014.