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The SkillsUSA North Carolina Free Polo Shirt - Early Membership Incentive!!
By November 15

SkillsUSA Advisors:
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!!

Western Fall State Leadership Workshop - October 10, Asheville

For High School, Middle School & CCP students:
The 1-day Western State Leadership Workshop at Asheville Buncombe Tech is a great way to energize and motivate your students as they begin their new SkillsUSA chapter year! 
The WSLW Information & Registration Packet is now available!  Click here.
Registration Deadline is October 5.

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  Register with Us Here!
Sunday Oct 23 - Robotics, SkillsUSA  Register with Us Here!

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!!
This is the last week!  Submit your cool recruitment activities to us by this Friday!!
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.

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.

Oct. 21, from 3-4 p.m. ET, we will be joined by Kyle Boyer, an offensive security consultant providing vulnerability assessment, pen-testing and red-teaming services to large organizations, helping them assess their security posture as well as proactively identifying security weak points before a potential breach. The workshop will provide a high-level overview of the pen-testing process followed by a deep dive into the reconnaissance and enumeration phases of a penetration test. It will also cover Open-Source Intelligence gathering techniques which can be used to gather general information about a target company.

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

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

Share Your Champions

The SkillsUSA Champions digital hub provides new content weekly, from inspiring features to “Spotlight” stories about the great work chapters and partners are doing. To get a SkillsUSA member’s story considered for publication on the site (even if that story is yours), use our Submit a Story online form.

SkillsUSA Career Essentials Certifications for Students

SkillsUSA has three Career Essentials certifications and two bundled payment options available for your students:
  • CTE Knowledge Certification: Students learn how SkillsUSA and career and technical education are solutions to the world’s skills gap. To earn the certification, they will complete an e-module, complete and submit a learning journal and pass a 20-question knowledge assessment. 
  • SkillsUSA Framework Certification: Students learn about SkillsUSA and how it ensures the development of world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens through the SkillsUSA Framework. To earn the certification, students will complete an e-module, submit a learning journal, review the Essential Elements definitions and behaviors, pass a 20-question SkillsUSA Framework assessment and complete a self-evaluation.
  • DEI Certification: Students will learn how successful leaders create environments where everyone can participate; promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and feel included, valued and respected. To earn the certification, students will complete an e-module, submit a worksheet and pass an assessment.
The CTE Knowledge Certification and the SkillsUSA Framework Certification are bundled together at $10.95 per user. With the DEI Certification, the cost for all three is $13.95.
If you already have an account in Absorb, SkillsUSA’s learning management system, log in and place your order. If you don’t have an account in Absorb, contact a Customer Care Team member by email or call 844-875-4557 to create an account and place an order. To learn more, see the flyers here.

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  • September 30 - Membership Recruitment Contest Submission Deadline
  • September 30 - Technical Fridays: CSI, 3-4pm
  • October - Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • October 5 - Western State Leadership Workshop Registration Deadline
  • October 7 - Manufacturing Day
  • October 10 - Western State Leadership Workshop, Asheville
  • 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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