Courtesy Corps is about working together with others to accomplish a common goal. For SkillsUSA it’s about working as a team member to produce a flawless State and National Conference.
At the Florida SkillsUSA Conference it’s about assisting with work station setup at the contest site, assisting to get people and supplies where they need to be without delay, delivering meals to contest sites, and running errands. It’s also about showing people you are having fun while getting your job done. The team works hard, and has a great time doing it! Courtesy Corps are always the first to arrive and the last to leave, and our conference wouldn’t be possible without them.
Participation in Courtesy Corps is ideal for students who are new to SkillsUSA and unsure about competing, competitors who may not have qualified at the Regional event, or any other student or a professional member looking to experience the conference from a backstage view.
Courtesy Corps is a competition, with the top students being selected to represent Florida at the National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, KY, in June. This is an honor as all expenses are paid, including airfare, room, and meals. As a part of the national courtesy team, different tasks are assigned each day. These jobs have a wide range of duties: setting up, moving, taking down, guarding, or just waiting for the next duty. There are also many extra perks to the Courtesy Corps including networking and industry connections, seeing the 388,000-sq. ft. of space be filled with equipment and exhibits for SkillsUSA contests, receiving free stuff, and attending evening functions with other SkillsUSA members from all over the nation. You will return home with much more than you came with, all at no expense to you, including new friendships and lifelong memories.