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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!!)
SkillsUSA North Carolina Polo Shirt Early 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 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!!

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?
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!!
October 17-23

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!!

Click Here for more information!

CHANNELLOCK Skilled Trades Site & Contest

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

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 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
If you are interested in learning more about using Career Essentials to define, implement and measure the development of career-readiness skills in your classroom, register for a Career Essentials overview here.

Local Chapter Recruitment Resources Are Available

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.

Register for all sessions through Learn more about these and other fall professional development offerings from SkillsUSA's online training calendar. For questions, contact Karolina Belen

The SkillsUSA Store - Deals & Steals

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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  • September - Membership Recruitment Contest
  • September 23 - Postsecondary Leadership Workshop Registration Deadline
  • September 30 - Postsecondary State Leadership Workshop, Forsyth Tech CC
  • September 30 - Technical Fridays: CSI, 3-4pm
  • October - Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • October 7 - Manufacturing Day
  • October 17-23 -- State Fair Apprenticeship &SkillsUSA Contests - see our website for more information & registration.
  • October 17 - Masonry Apprenticeship Contest @ NC State Fair
  • October 19 - Electrical Apprenticeship Contest @ NC State Fair
  • October 20 - Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Contest @ NC State Fair
  • October 21 - HVAC & Plumbing Apprenticeship Contest @ NC State Fair
  • October 22 - Cosmetology SkillsUSA Contests @ NC State Fair
  • October 23 - Robotics SkillsUSA Contest @ NC State Fair (NEW DATE)
  • November 15 - Early Membership Incentive Deadline (SkillsUSA NC Polo Shirt!)
  • November/December - Holiday Community Service Project Contest
  • 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 10 - South Central at Fayetteville Tech CC
  • TBD - East at TBD
  • *March 1 -  *** MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE ***
  • March 8 - CEP Deadline
  • March 16 - State Conference Deadline
  • April 18-20, 2023 - SkillsUSA State Conference, Greensboro
  • June 19-24, 2023 - SkillsUSA National Conference, Atlanta
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