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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!!)
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!!
Western Fall State Leadership Workshop - October 10, Asheville
For High School, Middle School & CCP students: The 1-day Western State Leadership Workshop at AB 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.
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’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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.