Friday Flash, January 24, 2020

 

NEWS FROM YOUR STATE OFFICE

 

New Date for Masonry Competition

Please be advised that due to a conflict with our date for Masonry competition at the Local 5 Bricklayers Training Center in Bordentown, the contest will take place on Wednesday, March 18 instead of Tuesday, March 17.

 

Mechatronics Workshop

Advisors, Instructors, and Students are welcome to attend a Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4:30 at Sussex Co. Tech to discuss details for preparing for this year’s state Mechatronics contest.  Dinner will be served.  RSVP to rstarace@sussextech.org

 

Advisor Meeting Reminder

Feb. 05, 9:30 AM- 12:00 noon

Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, 08807. 

 NOTE:  A buffet breakfast will precede the advisor meeting starting at 9 

 

 Today is the Championships Registration Early Bird Deadline

The Final Deadline is Feb. 03 when the system will close.

 

NEWS FROM OUR NATIONAL OFFICE

 

2019 Year in Review

Does your SkillsUSA chapter need some encouragement?  Check out this Year In Review Video and celebrate the life-changing impact of SkillsUSA!

 

SkillsUSA National Signing Day is May 8, 2020

  • The second annual SkillsUSA National Signing Day will be held on Friday, May 8 to celebrate high school seniors and college/postsecondary students who have chosen to pursue a career as a professional in the skilled trades.

  • SkillsUSA chapters are encouraged to host a local signing day event by inviting business partners, school administrators, teachers, elected officials, SkillsUSA alumni, family and friends to their school to honor students signing “letters of intent” for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training.

  • This year, students who plan to participate must register themselves online. Registration opens on Feb. 24. The deadline to register will be April 24. 

  • An electronic toolkit of resources is being created and will be provided to advisors to assist them with planning their local chapter event. The toolkit will include items such as an event logo, an event invitation template, social media posts, a sample press release, thank you notes and an event planning checklist. A SkillsUSA National Signing Day table runner will be shipped to each chapter that registers by Friday, April 24. SkillsUSA National Signing Day merchandise bundles will be available for advisors to purchase for ease of event planning.

  • Watch for more information as plans develop. Additional details will be available here:  www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-signing-day/  If you have questions, contact Kim Hegedus at khegedus@skillsusa.org or 317-544-8750.

 

Nominations Open for Honorary Life Membership,
Outstanding Career and Technical Educator

If you would like to nominate someone for SkillsUSA’s national Honorary Life Membership or Outstanding Career and Technical Educator, please submit your online nomination application. The deadline is Feb. 15.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Rauch at lrauch@skillsusa.org or 703-737-0619.

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