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2023 SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary Advisor of the Year

Joy Rich | Motlow State Community College

photo of joy richMeet Joy Rich - an accomplished education leader with a proven track record of success in the education management industry. With expertise in instructing, training, coaching, and developing experiential learning programs, Joy has a wealth of knowledge to share. She holds a doctorate degree from the University of the Cumberlands and has taught in both secondary and post-secondary settings. Joy's unwavering commitment to SkillsUSA has been invaluable to the organization and the students it serves.




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, 2024. 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.

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Application areas:

  • 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: