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SkillsUSA Contest Technical Standards are Now Available!
The 2022-2023 National Technical Standards are now available to all submitted Professional Members. Log in to Absorb. The SkillsUSA Technical Standards (2022-2023) are located under My Courses. Watch this video to learn how to access the technical standards.
The SkillsUSA North Carolina Early Membership Incentive!! By November 15 Only 2 Weeks Remain!
As a special membership incentive, teachers who register at least 15 student members plus one or more professionals by Nov. 15 will receive 2 great gifts!
1. A complimentary copy of the SkillsUSA Member Handbook. The SkillsUSA Member Handbook is the official guide to help members run successful chapters. To support chapter officer development, teachers that meet the Nov. 15 deadline will also receive a discount on this resource (buy five SkillsUSA Member Handbooks and get the sixth one free!). A coupon code will be included with your incentive mailing. 2. A Free SkillsUSA NC 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!!
SkillsUSA Mission Statement Survey
SkillsUSA is conducting a short survey on a proposed change to our mission statement. The proposed change is based on more than a year of research with a wide variety of our members and stakeholders. Through the survey, linked below, the SkillsUSA National Office is looking for your reaction to this potential change and the new wording currently under consideration by SkillsUSA's (national) board of directors.
Current Mission Statement: “SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”
The proposed new wording under consideration is: “SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible community members."
To complete the short survey, please use this link. The survey will be open through Nov 14 to voice your thoughts and opinions!
Pumpkin Carving Contest - October Challenge. Tonight is the Deadline!
Has your chapter carved their pumpkin & submitted their 2 pictures yet? If not, it's not too late! You have until Midnight tonight to submit your entry to: email@example.com
'Tis the season to give back and possibly win a fabulous prize for doing so! Complete a community service project during November - December, then submit information & pictures by Monday January 2 to:firstname.lastname@example.org
SkillsUSA Champions: Show the nation what you made … and what you’re made of! SkillsUSA wants to showcase the great accomplishments our members make every day as skilled workers and leaders. Share a photo that highlights YOUR skilled accomplishments using the hashtag #MadeInSkillsUSA. That photo can represent something you made with your hands in or outside the classroom (a construction project, a graphic, a beautiful hairstyle, a culinary creation, etc.) It can also represent a personal achievement made in and through SkillsUSA (landing a job or internship, delivering a speech, leading a meeting, etc.). Through this campaign, members can explore different career clusters and connect with each other through their mutual love of SkillsUSA.
·Post a photo or series of photos using the hashtag #MadeInSkillsUSA.
·Add a caption that explains the photo(s) and the skills or knowledge gained.
·Tag your advisor or other chapter members who helped you.
·Be sure to use the campaign hashtag #MadeInSkillsUSA.
By tagging your post #MadeInSkillsUSA, you are giving SkillsUSA permission to share your post on the SkillsUSA website or national social media platforms.For questions, please contact Hayley Uffelman, SkillsUSA’s social media manager.
We can’t wait to see what was #MadeInSkillsUSA in your life! Look for more information on www.skillsusa.organd our social media channels soon. We look forward to seeing what you post!
No-Cost Virtual Industry Panels for Chapters
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, SkillsUSA will host Pour the IndusTEA, an industry panel discussion specific to each career cluster that we cover! This high-energy, informative experience will connect students with business and industry panelists. We invite classrooms to attend this career-focused event to gain useful insight and information about the industries they are stepping into. Registrations are due by Nov. 2.Learn more and register here.
SkillsUSA Store Highlights New Official Jacket
The newOfficial Red Jacket was created with members in mind. Stylish and professional, the vibrant red of the jacket is an exact color match to the SkillsUSA official blazer!
The lightweight yet durable fabric make this jacket a comfortable staple for SkillsUSA events and cooler fall evenings. Check out this jacket and all of the clothing options on the SkillsUSA Store.
National Apprenticeship Week
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.
Seeking Successful Skilled Trades Grads for the Champions Magazine
As SkillsUSA’s Office of Communications looks at our 2022-23 SkillsUSA Champions magazine editorial calendar, we’d like to write more articles in the coming year about students who went directly into the workforce after high school. If you know of SkillsUSA graduates who entered a fulfilling skilled trades career directly out of high school within the past 10 years who are successful in their pathway, we would love to be put in touch. These students may have earned an industry credential in their high school CTE program, completed a dual enrollment program with their community college or entered an apprenticeship program. They may have been employed during high school and planned to continue with that employer after graduation.
We anticipate that these students are successfully employed because of the skills they gained through SkillsUSA and their CTE program and that they did not incur student loan debt to launch their career. We plan to focus this story on students who did not go on to further education unless that education was through a SkillsUSA scholarship. If these students went to work for a partner that they met through SkillsUSA, we would love to hear about that too.
Please send a brief description of your graduate to Karen Kitzel. We would like to know their age, trade, employer and hometown as well as their email address and cellphone number. We will then follow up with your graduate and keep you updated if we plan to write about them.
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.
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