Friday Flash, Sept. 25, 2020
NEWS FROM YOUR STATE OFFICE
2020-21 Calendar of Events
The calendar for this year’s activities is available in the DOWNLOADs tab of our state website:
Fall Leadership Connection 2020
Information for registering for this year’s Fall Leadership experience is available in the DOWNLOADS tab of our state website: www.nj-skillsusa.org
We have planned a virtual conference experience taking place after school hours Nov. 16-19. The cost is $5 per person and planned sessions include recruitment strategies, contest updates, state officer elections and special surprises. Deadline to register is Oct. 30.
Enthusiastic Chapter Leaders Needed to Fill State Officer Positions
Elections will be held during the Fall Leadership Conference to fill 6 State Officer Positions. Go to
www.nj-skillsusa.org Click on DOWNLOADS and find the State Officer Candidacy Packet. Applications are due October 30.
Membership Recruitment Videos
Here’s a few resources you may find helpful in your membership efforts:
New Resources for Advisors and their Students
The national staff is sensitive to the fact that managing a chapter during these unusual times is challenging and have designed a number of resources for advisors and students. You are encouraged to investigate these opportunities. If you need help accessing any of these resources, call the Customer Care Team. They are ready to answer questions about starting a new chapter, ways to engage chapter members or strategies to strengthen an existing chapter. Customer Care Team members are on call 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday (Eastern time). To reach the team, call 844-875-4557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also chat online on the membership registration site.
Professional Development Opportunities for Advisors
This year, SkillsUSA has expanded professional membership benefits to include a number of free resources as well as presentations to support your work as an advisor. These new resources are geared to help you gain confidence for successful integration into your classroom and SkillsUSA chapter. To view the full schedule of opportunities and register to attend, establish a SkillsUSA CONNECT account . You will find instructions to create your complimentary account when you login at register.skillsusa.org and click the CONNECT logo for registration instructions.
Some of the upcoming sessions include:
Sept. 29 – What is SkillsUSA?
Sept. 30 – Program of Work
Sept. 30 – Framework Integration Strategies and Foundation Lesson Plans
To view the complete list of advisor offerings visit:
Empowering Experiences Available for your Students
SkillsUSA’s Empowering Experiences help students find new ways to connect, engage and stay motivated. Students have shared that through SkillsUSA membership, they are seeking community, growth and recognition. Each of these themes have been ingrained in the experiences that have been created.
After you establish an advisor account on CONNECT, you will find instructions to help your students set up their SkillsUSA CONNECT accounts. Through SkillsUSA CONNECT, students can engage in all of the exciting student experiences that have been created specific to their needs. There’s never been a better time to be connected to SkillsUSA!
Chapter Officer Video Series
If you are looking for new ways to build strong local chapters, consider promoting CHARGE with your officer team. This newly launched video series focuses on chapter officers’ growth and development. From digging into their leadership potential to learning more about working effectively as a team, your officers will be empowered to lead their peers and create impactful chapter experiences this year, even if they are in a completely virtual environment. The second episode launches Oct. 2, and you can review previous episodes in SkillsUSA CONNECT. Encourage your officers to create their account in SkillsUSA CONNECT to access CHARGE.