Friday Flash, September 24, 2021




Zoom Meeting for NJ SkillsUSA Advisors-

Topic: NJ SkillsUSA Advisor Meeting
Time: Sep 29, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)



State Champion Banners Have Arrived

We have received the 2020 and 2021 State Champ Banners. In the past, we have handed them to you at the Fall Welcome Back Advisor Meeting.  Since this year’s meeting is virtual, we are offering two options.

You can visit our office in Bridgewater between the hours of 8 and 2 Mon-Fri. to pick them up or I can package them for mailing to your school address.  Please indicate which option you prefer. Please note: the banners are flimsy polyester material and they crease and wrinkle easily.  I have purchased poster mailing tubes and will mark as fragile in hopes that they arrive without damage.




Registration Now Open for Elevate!

Plan for your local chapter officer teams to attend Elevate, an interactive virtual conference that focuses on building successful chapters by equipping local chapter officers with the skills to lead and serve members. The conference will be held on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. The registration fee is $10 per participant, and registration closes Oct. 6. . If you have questions, contact Taryn Zeigler Erminio.


The Student Research Foundation Offers Scholarships

The Student Research Foundation (SRF), in partnership with SkillsUSA, will recognize the outstanding community contributions of students through scholarship awards of up to $7,000! Students who are currently juniors or seniors in high school and plan to continue their education in a postsecondary institution or program can apply, and SRF guarantees that at least one of the scholarships will go to a SkillsUSA member. Learn more and for questions, contact Megan Flinn.


“Love and Logic” Workshops Starting Oct. 5

SkillsUSA is offering a series of “Love and Logic” sessions to make teaching more fun and rewarding. Educators will be provided with tools and techniques that will help them achieve respectful, healthy relationships with students. By exploring the nine principles of Love and Logic, you will leave with specific solutions for real situations you may face with your students. The registration fee is $10 per session.  For questions, contact Karolina Belen.  


National Champion Merchandise at the SkillsUSA Store

Was your student a national SkillsUSA Championships winner? The SkillsUSA Store has launched a new “National Winners Collection” featuring products to commemorate the victory! The collection features a stand to display a SkillsUSA Championships medal and other celebratory products. Check it out on the Official SkillsUSA Store.


A Local Chapter Challenge: SkillsUSA 2021 Recruitment Week

Check out SkillsUSA’s 2021 Recruitment Week resources to learn how local chapter leaders can successfully hold a recruitment week and engage new members. There are also advisor resources to help coach your chapter leaders around recruitment and engagement. After your chapter successfully completes Recruitment Week, apply to earn national recognition and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree to the SkillsUSA Store.


A Wealth of Professional Development This Fall

Learn more about all of SkillsUSA’s Fall Professional Development offerings on SkillsUSA's online training calendar. We also encourage you to check out the new PDF of the Professional Development opportunities. For questions, contact Karolina Belen.