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It's Back! The SkillsUSA North Carolina Free Polo Shirt - Early Membership Incentive!!
It's hard to stop a good thing!!(Or a good Polo Shirt!!)
TheSkillsUSA North Carolina Polo ShirtEarly Membership Incentive is back again this year!! Receive 1 Free Polo Shirt when you submit a minimum of 15 student members and at least 1 professional/advisor memberby 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!!
Postsecondary State Leadership Workshop - September 30
Are you looking for a way to energize & empower you students through your SkillsUSA chapter? Interested in finding the key aspects in getting your SkillsUSA chapter started? Check out the POSTSECONDARY STATE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP! For Students AND Advisors! September 30 at Forsyth Tech Community College. Read more about it here!! You don't want to miss this one!! Registration Deadline is THIS FRIDAY September 23.
State Fair Contests!!
Who's ready for the NC State Fair??!!
Here is a great opportunity for your students to experience trade contests at the State Fair -- Register to Compete or come and view the great skills being performed by our Apprentices, Pre-Apprentices, and SkillsUSA students.
Monday Oct 17 - Masonry, Apprentice & Pre-Apprentice Wednesday Oct 19 - Electrical, Apprentice Thursday Oct 20 - Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice Friday Oct 21 - HVAC & Plumbing, Apprentice & Pre-Apprentice Saturday Oct 22 - Cosmetology, SkillsUSA Sunday Oct 23 - Robotics, SkillsUSA
For more information - to register to compete or simply to attend - click here.
Membership Recruitment Contest - September Challenge
Does your chapter have a cool recruitment activity/process that you use? If so, please share it with us and enter this challenge contest!! Win a fabulous prize!!
SkillsUSA partner CHANNELLOCK has launched a “Trades 101” website that highlights the incredible benefits of a skilled trades career.
On the site, students can explore trade schools, tips for choosing the right trade and steps to enter a trade field. In addition, CHANNELLOCK is holding a Trade School Trade-Up national initiative aimed at giving CTE programs across the country a chance to win shop makeovers and tools to foster learning success. Contest entries are due by Oct. 12.
SkillsUSA Technical Fridays
Join us for “Technical Fridays,” SkillsUSA’s workshops led by industry experts helping teachers develop specific technical skills relevant to their career fields of interest. Leave the sessions with a new skill to implement in your classroom. Learn more about the workshops here. On Sept. 30, from 3-4 p.m. ET, we will be joined by Linnell Burton, a certified crime scene investigator, anti-terrorist crime scene instructor, and a founder of Blueprint Camp LLC. Her session was delivered at the 2022 SkillsUSA University in Atlanta and earned a 98% “highly recommended” rate. Workshops are free of charge. Register here (limited spots are available). If you have questions, contact Karolina Belen.
Plan Now for Manufacturing Day
Many SkillsUSA chapters participate in Manufacturing Day, a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation. While the 2022 Manufacturing Day is celebrated on Oct. 7, you can hold events on any date in October.
Activities for students may include a plant tour, a virtual industry tour or an event on campus that highlights manufacturing. SkillsUSA chapters should share their Manufacturing Day photos and stories with Hayley Uffelman, SkillsUSA’s social media manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Career Essentials Support For Instructors
If you are beginning your journey with Career Essentials this school year, support from SkillsUSA is available every step of the way! Instructors can call 844-875-4557 or email email@example.com for assistance with:
Ordering Career Essentials for your students
Developing an implementation plan
Creating administrative accounts for new instructors
Logging into your account
Using the dashboard to monitor progress and performance
Learning more about Career Essentials or the Absorb learning management system
Learning about the 2022 revisions to the Career Essentials courses
Check out the SkillsUSA Recruitment Week resource hub to learn how your chapter leaders can successfully plan activities to engage potential new SkillsUSA members. There are also advisor resources to coach chapter leaders around recruitment and engaging potential new members. Holding a chapter recruitment activity is a Chapter Excellence Program Level 2 indicator, so utilizing these resources can be one extra step in achieving chapter excellence.
Be Part of the Solution to Prevent Hunger
The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning has introduced “Explore.Act.Tell,” a free program funded by the Albertsons Companies Foundation Nourishing Neighbors Program that teaches students in grades 6-12 to become aware of food insecurity issues in their neighborhoods and learn to advocate for community involvement. A series of activities helps students learn about the issues surrounding hunger and food insecurity to develop skills they will use to implement a service project and tell their story in the challenge. For more information about Explore.Act.Tell, go here.
Fall Professional Development Offerings for Professionals/Advisors
Hello SkillsUSA Advisors, Teachers, & Educators:
Please consider attending SkillsUSA’s new Fall Professional Development offerings. These sessions can assist you in launching the new school year. Here are just a few:
Sept. 27 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. ET. — Professional Membership Benefits. During this session, we will learn how to navigate the SkillsUSA Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) and discover all the resources that you can use. Register through Zoom by finding the session on the calendar here.
Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET. — Workplace Communication. Learn the skills to deal with difficult situations in the workplace. We will unpack how to strategically approach difficult conversations to maximize success and preserve professional relationships while discovering SkillsUSA resources. The session will provide best practices as well as common pitfalls of difficult conversations.
With fall around the corner, there is no better time to stock up on some fantastic SkillsUSA logo items before they’re gone. Check out the SkillsUSA Store Deals and Steals section for everything from light jackets to polos and tech items with savings of as much as 50-60% off. There is sure to be something for everyone.
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