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Welcome Back To School!

SkillsUSA Kick-Off Meetings

Now that the school year has started back, it's time again for our SkillsUSA Kick-off Meetings!  During our 30-minute meetings we will: 
  • Start with a brief overview of SkillsUSA
  • Update you on Costs/Dates/Descriptions/Locations/Times of events we will be having this year
  • Reveal our 3 new activities that will help every interested chapter become a Quality Chapter
  • Conclude with a Q & A for any questions you might have.
The Postsecondary meeting will take place by Zoom on Friday, August 26 from 10:00 - 10:30am.
The Middle School meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, August 30 from 4:00 - 4:30pm.
The High School meeting will take place by Zoom on Thursday, September 1 from 4:00 - 4:30pm. 

Click Here for Zoom Meeting Links.

Can't make the meeting?  Don't worry, we will be recording these meetings and posting them to our website.  
Hope to see y'all at our Kick-off meetings!

State Leadership Workshop At Camp Dixie

For High School & CCP students:
Our State Leadership Workshop At Camp Dixie September is 25-27 !
The SLW at Camp Dixie is an intense leadership development event that will energize and motivate your student leaders and provide them dedicated activities and resources to guide their local SkillsUSA chapters for an eventful and successful year!  This is the premier Leadership Development Event for your SkillsUSA student officers and leaders.
SLW Registration fee is $150 for students and advisors.  There is a $15 discount for students who have been submitted into membership!!  Fee covers workshop sessions, resources, meals, and cabin lodging.
The SLW Information & Registration Packet is now available!  Click here to be directed to our website's State Leadership Workshop page.
Talk with your administration now!!  Obtain your permissions and approvals now for this Student Leadership Activity!
Registration Deadline is September 15.
We hope to see you there!!

Western Fall State Leadership Workshop

For High School, Middle School & CCP students:
Our Western State Leadership Workshop is October 10 at Asheville Buncombe Tech CC!
The Western State Leadership Workshop is a great way to energize and motivate your students as they begin their new SkillsUSA chapter year!  The WSLW is similar to the State Leadership Workshop (above), but this is a 1-day event (9am-2pm).  Lunch included!
The WSLW Information & Registration Packet is now available!  Click here to be directed to our website's Western SLW page.
Registration Deadline is October 5.

Fall Chapter Activity Contests

Are you READY for some excitement this fall??
We have some exciting Chapter Activity Contests coming your way!  Engage your chapter members in fun activities, compete against other chapters, and win some exciting prizes!
Click Here for more information!

North Carolina Recognized for SkillsUSA State Standards of Excellence Program Achievement

SkillsUSA’s State Standards of Excellence Program experienced growth in its sixth year.  The purpose of the program is to ensure state associations have in place policies, procedures and structure on an annual basis that deliver a high level of service to their membership.
This program serves as a system to allow states to benchmark their performance and determine improvements to become the very best organization for their members. State associations, rather than the state SkillsUSA director, are recognized for achieving State Standards of Excellence. Congratulations to the North Carolina state association for reaching the pinnacle of achievement by successfully completing the Gold level requirements, ensuring continual growth of the association.

2022-23 SkillsUSA Theme - "Our Time Is Now"

Our theme for the new school year is “SkillsUSA: Our Time is Now.” Visit the link for theme art and talking points. This theme will be the topic for the 2023 SkillsUSA Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions. It’s time to make the next school year the best in SkillsUSA history!

SkillsUSA Membership Is Now Open - Join Early!

The SkillsUSA member registration site is open for the 2022-23 school year! We encourage advisors to join early so they receive all mailings and emails. Professional members receive these benefits when they join, all delivered to you via email. Be sure to sign up using a valid email address you regularly check!
  • Framework Integration Toolkit ensures career readiness within your classroom, training program and chapter with videos, lesson plans, experiential activities and more.
  • Program of Work Toolkit includes activity guides, videos and resources to help implement an effective and successful Program of Work.
  • Jump into STEM!” curriculum provides an opportunity for members to mentor and engage elementary-school and middle-school students in STEM learning.
  • SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards are the official regulations for the SkillsUSA Championships career competitions (available in early October).
  • E-Courses and Advisor Professional Development provide a variety of training options.
National membership dues for professional members are $20 plus state dues, which vary. State dues and deadlines can be found here (download the PDF).  

The SkillsUSA Membership Guides provide a preview for the year ahead for middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students and advisors. We encourage you to check them out here: HS-MS Membership Guide and CPS Membership Guide.

SkillsUSA Announces New Brand Portal

Part of keeping SkillsUSA’s brand strong is keeping it consistent. That’s why SkillsUSA has just launched our new Brand Portal at, your resource for official SkillsUSA brand assets.  From the portal, you’ll have easy access to logos, photos, videos, PowerPoint templates, virtual backgrounds and more.
You’ll also find our brand guidelines, links to our social media channels, forms to share story ideas for SkillsUSA Champions magazine and other valuable resources. Explore the new Brand Portal and use these assets to help promote your SkillsUSA chapter throughout the year! Look for more content — including customizable templates — coming soon.

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  • SkillsUSA Kick-Off Meetings:
    • August 26 @ 10am - Postsecondary
    • August 30 @ 4pm - Middle School
    • September 1 @ 4pm - High School
  • September 15 - State Leadership Workshop at Camp Dixie Registration Deadline
  • September 25-27 - State Leadership Workshop at Camp Dixie 
  • October 5 - Western State Leadership Workshop Registration Deadline
  • October 10 - Western State Leadership Workshop, Asheville
  • October 17-22 - State Fair Apprenticeship &SkillsUSA Contests - see our website for more information & registration.
  • October 17 - Masonry Apprenticeship Contest @ NC State Fair
  • October 18 - Robotics SkillsUSA 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
Visit and for the most current information and for more detail on all of these topics.
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