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It's Back!  The SkillsUSA North Carolina Free Polo Shirt - Early Membership Incentive!!

It's hard to change a good thing!!  (Or a good Polo Shirt!!)
The 
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?
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 - September 23.

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 Membership Kits Mailed & Online

SkillsUSA’s new, opportunity-filled membership kits have been mailed to registered advisors and should arrive shortly. You can also access the kit online.  If you’re starting a new chapter, contact the SkillsUSA Customer Care Team so they can send you a Membership Kit as part of the welcome process. Membership cards can be printed from the membership registration system. For assistance, contact Customer Care at 1-844-875-4557 or customercare@skillsusa.org.
 

Membership Benefits For Students

Participation in SkillsUSA can be life-changing for students. Membership offers new opportunities, the encouragement of an advisor and increased confidence through engaging in conferences, competitions and SkillsUSA Framework development.
Here are just some of the benefits your students can receive:
  • Recognition for individual or chapter achievement through SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite, the SkillsUSA Chapter Excellence Program (CEP), and the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).
  • Opportunities to build valuable skills through an annual Program of Work that allows members to grow within the classroom, workplace and chapter.
  • Opportunities to form meaningful relationships with other students who share common interests and come from diverse backgrounds.
  • Access to a broad array of SkillsUSA programs where they can grow personal and professional skills while having fun.
  • Ability to advocate for career and technical education and SkillsUSA.
  • Opportunities to earn and practice real-life application of leadership skills through chapter initiatives and programs.
  • Application of leadership skills as a committee leader or chapter, district, state or national officer.
  • Recognition for individual achievement through local, state and national competitions.
Learn more here.
 

Support the Trades in Fashion !

SkillsUSA has once again teamed up with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) and Carhartt for the “Support the Trades” campaign, designed to raise awareness of SkillsUSA and help close the skilled trades gap.
As part of the campaign, Carhartt and TSC have an expanded “Support the Trades” line of shirts and hats designed by Carhartt, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to SkillsUSA! Show your pride for the skilled trades you proudly represent and the “Champions at Work” who keep our nation moving. The exclusive T-shirts and hats for women and men are now available at Tractor Supply Online or your local TSC store. Check out this promotional video and follow the campaign on SkillsUSA’s social media this fall.
 

Wolverine & Ram Trucks Support SkillsUSA

Wolverine and Ram Trucks have collaborated again this year on a Labor Day Campaign for the “Wolverine x Ram” line of work boots, built in the USA and inspired by the iconic details of Ram Trucks.
To support the next generation of skilled workers, Wolverine and Ram are donating $10 to SkillsUSA for every pre-order from the new line (which also includes T-shirts and socks). Check out the collection now, and please spread the word!
 

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 huffelman@skillsusa.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 careeressentials@skillsusa.org 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.
 

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. 13 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.  Professional Development Day. By registering, you can attend all five sessions or just one. The topics and times are as follows: Professional Membership Benefits (10-11 a.m. ET); Framework Implementation (11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. ET); How to Give Impactful Feedback (1-2 p.m. ET); Program of Work (2-2:45 p.m. ET); and Chapter Meetings: Success Stories (3-4 p.m. ET).
  • 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.

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

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • 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 5 - Western State Leadership Workshop Registration Deadline
  • 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
Visit SkillsUSAnc.org and SkillsUSA.org for the most current information and for more detail on all of these topics.
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