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SkillsUSA Contest Technical Standards are Now Available!

The 2022-2023 National Technical Standards are now available to all submitted Professional Members. Log in to Absorb. The SkillsUSA Technical Standards (2022-2023) are located under My Courses.
Watch this video to learn how to access the technical standards.
 

The SkillsUSA North Carolina Early Membership Incentive!!
By November 15
Only 1 Week Left!

As a special membership incentive, teachers who register at least 15 student members plus one or more professionals by Nov. 15 will receive 2 great gifts!

1. A complimentary copy of the SkillsUSA Member Handbook. The SkillsUSA Member Handbook is the official guide to help members run successful chapters. To support chapter officer development, teachers that meet the Nov. 15 deadline will also receive a discount on this resource (buy five SkillsUSA Member Handbooks and get the sixth one free!). A coupon code will be included with your incentive mailing.

2. A Free SkillsUSA NC Polo Shirt when you submit a minimum of 15 student members and at least 1 professional/advisor member by November 15.

Get your members submitted early!! 
Ask Us About TPP - the SkillsUSA Total Affiliate Membership Program - supported by Perkins V & NCDPI !  Ask your CTE Director about it!!
 

SkillsUSA Mission Statement Survey

SkillsUSA is conducting a short survey on a proposed change to our mission statement. The proposed change is based on more than a year of research with a wide variety of our members and stakeholders. Through the survey, linked below, the SkillsUSA National Office is looking for your reaction to this potential change and the new wording currently under consideration by SkillsUSA's (national) board of directors.

Current Mission Statement:

“SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”
 

The proposed new wording under consideration is:
“SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible community members."


To complete the short survey, please use this link. The survey will be open through Nov 14 to voice your thoughts and opinions!
 

Holiday Give-Back Contest - November/December Challenge

'Tis the season to give back and possibly win a fabulous prize for doing so!  Complete a community service project during November - December, then submit information & pictures by Monday January 2 to:  contests@skillsusanc.org

Click Here for contest rules and more information!

SkillsUSA Week T-Shirt Design Challenge Final Reminder: Today is the Deadline

SkillsUSA is still seeking student designs for the official T-shirt of SkillsUSA Week 2023. The winning design will be  produced by the SkillsUSA Store. The contest is open to all paid student members. Only one entry per SkillsUSA member is permitted. Designs should be appropriate for use on a red T-shirt and follow the design specifications outlined in the Challenge Guide. The deadline for submissions is TODAY, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. ET.
 

#MadeInSkillsUSA Fall Social Media Campaign

SkillsUSA Champions: Show the nation what you made … and what you’re made of! SkillsUSA wants to showcase the great accomplishments our members make every day as skilled workers and leaders.  Share a photo that highlights YOUR skilled accomplishments using the hashtag #MadeInSkillsUSA.
That photo can represent something you made with your hands in or outside the classroom (a construction project, a graphic, a beautiful hairstyle, a culinary creation, etc.) It can also represent a personal achievement made in and through SkillsUSA (landing a job or internship, delivering a speech, leading a meeting, etc.). Through this campaign, members can explore different career clusters and connect with each other through their mutual love of SkillsUSA.

Rules
  • Post a photo or series of photos using the hashtag #MadeInSkillsUSA.
  • Add a caption that explains the photo(s) and the skills or knowledge gained.
  • Tag your advisor or other chapter members who helped you.
  • Be sure to use the campaign hashtag #MadeInSkillsUSA.
By tagging your post #MadeInSkillsUSA, you are giving SkillsUSA permission to share your post on the SkillsUSA website or national social media platforms. For questions, please contact Hayley Uffelman, SkillsUSA’s social media manager.
 
We can’t wait to see what was #MadeInSkillsUSA in your life! Look for more information on www.skillsusa.org and our social media channels soon. We look forward to seeing what you post!
 

National Apprenticeship Week

This year's National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is Nov. 14-20. This national celebration established by the U.S. Department of Labor brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, apprentices, educational institutions and others to showcase the positive impact apprenticeship programs have on addressing the skills gap and preparing the American workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Join the celebration by hosting an event -- such as an apprenticeship graduation, business open house, high school career fair, skills competition or industry roundtable -- or submit a proclamation supporting NAW and apprenticeship. Learn more about NAW.
 

SME Education Foundation Scholarship Application Now Open

The SME Education Foundation awards millions of dollars annually to students pursuing manufacturing or engineering related degrees, at community colleges or 4-year universities. The Foundation offers scholarships for all students including women, minorities, and those with financial need. By completing one application, students are considered for all Foundation scholarships!
To learn more about the Foundation’s scholarship opportunities visit here.

 

SkillsUSA Technical Fridays Workshops

Join us for “SkillsUSA Technical Fridays,” a series of virtual workshops led by industry experts to help teachers develop specific technical skills relevant to their career fields. Leave the sessions with new knowledge and skills to implement in the classroom. Learn more about the workshops here.

On Nov. 18, from 4-5 p.m. ET, Shanen Aranmór, national Welding Sculpture technical committee chair and founder of Weld Like A Girl (an organization formed to empower girls and women through welding), will help demystify Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), otherwise known as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding. The session will include content on TIG torch assembly, tungsten electrodes, AC sine waves and more.

Workshops are free but space is limited. Register here. If you have questions, contact Karolina Belen.

 

Seeking "Straight-Out-of-High-School" Success Stories

SkillsUSA Champions magazine is looking to feature more success stories about members who chose career pathways that did not involve college and instead embarked on successful and fulfilling skilled trades careers directly out of high school. If you know of SkillsUSA graduates in your state who fit that description, please let us know. We anticipate that these students are successfully employed because of the skills they gained through SkillsUSA and that they did not incur student loan debt to launch their careers. If these students went to work for a partner they met through SkillsUSA, we’d love to hear about that, too. Please send a brief description of your graduate to Office of Communications Associate Director Karen Kitzel.
 

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • November/December - Holiday Community Service Project Contest
  • November 15 - Early Membership Incentive Deadline (SkillsUSA NC Polo Shirt!)
  • November 14-20 - National Apprenticeship Week
  • February-March -- Regional Rally Conferences - see our website
  • February 17 - Western at Blue Ridge CC
  • February 24 - Southwest at Rowan Cabarrus CC
  • February 27 - Northwest at Wilkes CC
  • March 3 - East at Pitt CC
  • March 10 - South Central at Fayetteville Tech CC
  • *March 1 -  *** MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE ***
  • March 8 - Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) Deadline
  • March 16 - State Conference Deadline
  • April 18-20, 2023 - SkillsUSA State Conference, Greensboro
  • June 19-24, 2023 - SkillsUSA National Conference, Atlanta
Visit SkillsUSAnc.org and SkillsUSA.org for the most current information and for more detail on all of these topics.
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