Friday Flash, January 08, 2021




Virtual Advisor Meeting Next Wednesday

There will be an advisors meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 4:00 pm when we can answer questions and discuss your concerns.  If you didn’t receive the link from last week’s announcement, here it is:

Topic: SkillsUSA Advisors Meeting

Time: Jan 13, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Contestant Registration Booklet UPDATE

Look for the 2021 Contestant Registration Booklet coming soon via email.  It will be sent to all advisors on the Friday Flash mailing list.  There have been some minor changes since we published the contest schedule last week, so be sure to stay tuned for updates. 


Virtual SkillsUSA Culinary Field Trip

Pass this info on to your Culinary Instructors. The Culinary Education Center is offering a virtual Q&A on Jan. 2 PM with Executive Chef John Karangis.   Direct them to this link for the Zoom meeting.:


Membership Deadline

If you need more time to process your national membership, please let us know.




Plan Now for 2021 SkillsUSA Week

SkillsUSA Week is Feb. 7-13, and you can participate in many ways. 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:

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:


Take Up the Challenge! National Conference Pin and T-Shirt Design

SkillsUSA is once again sponsoring the 2021 National Leadership and Skills Conference T-shirt and pin design challenge! These challenges are open to all dues-paying student members of the organization. The winning designs will become the official T-shirt and pin design for the 2021 Virtual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

This annual challenge has been updated to reflect the virtual delivery model of the 2021 National Leadership and Skills Conference. Contestants are encouraged to embrace this unique aspect of the 2021 NLSC in their artwork. Your challenge is to create an icon that can mark this historic occasion for years to come!

The top three finalists from both challenges will be announced on March 7. Student members from across the nation will have the chance to vote on designs for the official pin and T-shirt design of the 2021 NLSC via SkillsUSA CONNECT during the week of March 15, with the final winners being announced on March 22.

Submissions are due by March 1, 11:59 p.m. (ET). To submit your design, go to: Pin Design Challenge Submission and T-Shirt Design Challenge Submission


Scholarship Opportunities for SkillsUSA Members

SkillsUSA has teamed up with the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) to promote outstanding student achievement within career and technical education. NTHS will award four $1,000 scholarships; two scholarships will be awarded to high school members, and two scholarships will be awarded to college/postsecondary members. For more information and to apply, go to: The deadline for applications is April 2.


The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Scholarship fund will provide graduating SkillsUSA members the opportunity to continue their education in college or technical school. For more information and to apply, go to: The deadline for applications is April 15. 

For additional scholarship information, continually check the website at: