NJ STATE OFFICERS MAKE PLANS FOR SkillsUSA WEEK
The Officer Team has been meeting to organize some statewide activities to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, February 7-13.
Project #1: A video showing appreciation to SkillsUSA and sponsors
Open to all members and advisors
Chapter members are asked to record a short 30-second video
Say “Thank you SkillsUSA”
Or describe an anecdote of a meaningful SkillsUSA moment
Videos should be shot horizontally. Send by January 29, 2021
List the subject as “RecDay Video 2021”
Details of Other Projects are Coming!
You Can Make Plans for Your Local Chapter's SkillsUSA Week Celebration
Honor your community supporters, connect with local business and industry professionals or make a presentation about your CTE program and SkillsUSA chapter at a school board meeting. We encourage you to celebrate all week by planning activities that follow this daily schedule of events created for local chapters nationwide:
Monday, Feb. 8, Recognition Day.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, Give Back Day.
Wednesday, Feb. 10., Partner Day.
Thursday, Feb. 11, Advocacy Day.
Friday, Feb. 12, SkillsUSA Day.
For a packet of resources including information on how to request time on a school board meeting agenda, a guide to celebrating SkillsUSA in your chapter, resources to help you engage local business and industry leaders and a link to send fill-in press releases using the SkillsUSA Advocacy Site, go to: www.skillsusa.org/events-training/skillsusa-week.
2021 NJ SkillsUSA Championships
In-Person Contest Dates and Locations
Sat., April 10 Somerset County Vo-Tech
14 Vogt Dr. Bridgewater, NJ 08807
NE Carpenters Apprentice Training Ctr.
75 Fieldcrest Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
Sat., April 17 Cumberland Co. Tech Ed Center
3400 College Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360
Sussex Co. Tech School
105 No. Church Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871
Sat., April 24 Gloucester Co. Inst. Of Tech
1360 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080
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.”
SkillsUSA Fact Sheet
Overview: SkilllsUSA is a partnership of students, leaders and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excell. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).
Membership: More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. Combining alumni and lifetime membership, the total number impacted this year is more than 330,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 10.5 million members since its founding in 1965.
Mission: SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
Partners: In 2013, more than 15,500 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and advisors. More than 1,100 business, industry and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.
Programs: SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate
occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,600 students compete in 94 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a "successful model of employer-driven youth development training program" by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System is a comprehensive tool to help students document entry-level skills as defined by industry and accepted by state education policy. Developed under a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, the Work Force Ready System features 47 industry-driven assessments.
SkillsUSA New Jersey
SkillsUSA New Jersey
(908) 526-8900 ext: 7231
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
SkillsUSA New Jersey
PO Box 6350
14 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
FAX: (908) 704-0784