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SkillsUSA Official Statement on the Status of NLSC 2020

SkillsUSA has made a decision on the status of the 2020 NLSC. What follows is a portion of SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis’ official statement:

 

“SkillsUSA has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person activities related to NLSC — including our SkillsUSA Championships — and focus on essential organizational leadership opportunities conducted in a virtual setting.

 

Many factors led to this decision, but I’d like to share the two most impactful. First, there is nothing more important to SkillsUSA than the health and wellbeing of our members and stakeholders. With so much yet unknown about this virus and how long it might affect us, we could not in good conscience move forward with an in-person event this June.

 

Second, our national event is dependent on state participation. As of this writing, 27 states have canceled their conferences and would not be participating in our national event even if it was held as planned. Others are basing their decisions on whether or not their school systems reconvene this year, which becomes less likely each day.

 

SkillsUSA completely supports the difficult decisions our dedicated state directors have made over the last several weeks, and we commend them for their tireless work. Nevertheless, without robust state participation, holding our national conference is simply not a viable option.

 

I know the disappointment this decision will cause so many of you. It’s a disappointment shared by all of us. But we must rise above that disappointment and remember who we are. We are SkillsUSA. I assure each one of you: SkillsUSA won’t just survive this crisis. We’ll come through it stronger than ever. This setback is temporary, but the legacy, spirit and strength of this organization endures in each one of you.”

 

For the full statement and a video from Chelle Travis, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/NLSC-announcement

 

Burlington County WesTech SkillsUSA celebrated SkillsUSA week volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in Maple Shade. Their service efforts aid Habitat in its mission to build homes, communities and hope in Burlington and Mercer counties. 

New Jersey SkillsUSA

2019-20 Calendar of Events (tentative)

Updated Feb.01, 2020

*October 4 (Friday) Central Region Leadership Conference

      -Mercer Tech, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm (note date change)

                        

October 17 (Thursday) Southern Region Leadership Conference

     -Camden Tech, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

October 31 (Thursday) Northern Region Leadership Conference Region 

     -Passaic Tech, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

February 5 (Wednesday) Advisors Meeting

     – Bridgewater Marriott, Bridgewater, 9:30 am – 12 Noon

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*Schedule of State Competitions:

*March 5 (Thursday) Off Site Competitions, Mercer County Tech, Sypek Campus

                                    Automotive Cluster, Mercedes Benz Training Center, Robbinsville

 

*March 13 (Friday) Off Site Competitions, Cumberland County Tech

 

*March 14 (Saturday) Off Site Competitions, Sussex County Tech

 

*March 18 (Wednesday) Masonry Competitions, Bordentown

 

*March 21 (Saturday) Off Site Competitions, GCIT, Camden County Tech

 

*March 28 (Saturday) Diesel, Welding Cluster Competitions, Lincoln Tech, South Plainfield

                                     Construction Cluster Competitions, Carpenters Training Center, Edison

                                     Skill and Leadership Competitions, Somerset County Tech

*March 28 (Saturday) Awards Ceremony, Bridgewater-Raritan HS, Bridgewater, 7:00 pm

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May 19 (Tuesday) Kick Off to Louisville, Forest Lodge, Warren

      

June 22-27 (Mon. – Sat.) National SkillsUSA Championships- Louisville, Kentucky

The SkillsUSA Framework illustrates how students fulfill the mission of the organization “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”

Why it Works: 

  • Empowers every student to achieve career success

  • Delivers a skill set demanded by business and industry but lacking in many employees today

  • Ensures that every student member receives a consistent and specific skill set

 

Peter Carey

State Director

SkillsUSA New Jersey

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