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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 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 Registration Deadline is THIS WED.
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 THIS WEDNESDAY October 5.
State Fair Contests!!
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, SkillsUSARegister with Us Here! Sunday Oct 23 - Robotics, SkillsUSARegister with Us Here!
For more information - to register to compete or simply to attend - click here.
Pumpkin Carving Contest - October Challenge
Ooohhh, now THAT sounds like fun!! Win a fabulous prize!! Submit pictures of your cool carved pumpkin to us by October 31!!
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.
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.
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
Registration Closes this Wednesday for ELEVATE
The SkillsUSA Elevate Chapter Officer Development Conference is Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET. Plan now to attend this virtual interactive experience for local officer teams that focuses on building successful chapters by equipping officers with the skills to lead and serve their members. Elevate is open to all SkillsUSA chapter officers. At least one advisor must participate with each team. Participate right from your classroom, and the cost is only $10 per participant. Register through the membership site here.Registration closes THIS WEDNESDAY Oct. 5.
Fall Professional Development Offerings for Professionals/Advisors
Hello SkillsUSA Advisors, Teachers, & Educators:
Join other SkillsUSA advisors for our fall Professional Development offerings to assist you in launching the new school year. Register for all sessions through absorb.skillsusa.org. Here are some sessions coming soon:
Oct. 17 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. ET — Communicating the Value of Career Readiness. During this interactive workshop, learn ways of communicating the value of the SkillsUSA Framework and how to motivate students to prioritize their own career readiness.
Oct. 19 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. ET — Chapter Excellence Program (CEP). Explore the ten phases of CEP planning and navigate your SkillsUSA chapter to success by creating relevant activities that encourage student participation. This session will walk you through the CEP application and provide best practice tips.
This year's National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is Nov. 14-20. This national celebration established by the U.S. Department of Labor brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, apprentices, educational institutions and others to showcase the positive impact apprenticeship programs have on addressing the skills gap and preparing the American workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Join the celebration by hosting an event -- such as an apprenticeship graduation, business open house, high school career fair, skills competition or industry roundtable -- or submit a proclamation supporting NAW and apprenticeship. Learn more about NAW.
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 Scholarships Benefit Students
One of the greatest benefits of student membership in SkillsUSA is the opportunity to earn educational scholarships. Some scholarships are based on merit, while others are based on financial need. These are competitive opportunities, so be sure to carefully review the scholarship requirements. If selected, students must complete a SkillsUSA scholarship acceptance form and payment is sent directly to the educational institution to be applied toward the recipient’s tuition bill. To earn a scholarship, students must be current registered SkillsUSA members and have paid both state and national membership dues for this school year. Check out the SkillsUSA scholarships and grants here. New this year, students can apply for most scholarships via a single online application.
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