Friday Flash, January 22, 2021
NEWS FROM THE NJ SkillsUSA OFFICE
New Jersey Membership Update
Congratulations to all SkillsUSA advisors for keeping the faith and building membership in a very unpredictable school year. We are in the top ten in the country! This is truly amazing, all things considered. Thanks for your confidence and let’s look forward to the good old days coming back soon.
Mobile Robotics Technology
The Mobile Robotics Technology Game Manuals to be used for the 2021 competitions have been posted on the Contest Update page of the national website.
The manuals can be found here: Contest Updates - SkillsUSA.org
Finding the Tech Standards
For a brief, easy-to-follow screencast that walks you through how to access the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards and other benefits, visit https://youtu.be/OGz-HoDW0nY.
NATIONAL OFFICE NEWS ITEMS
Deadline Approaching for the SkillsUSA Honorary Life Membership and Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Awards
The deadline is approaching and we are looking for additional nominations for both the SkillsUSA Honorary Life Membership and the Outstanding Career and Technical Educator awards.
The Honorary Life Membership is SkillsUSA’s highest recognition for outstanding service that advances the purposes and goals of the national organization, and the Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Award honors individual educators for their service and dedication to career and technical education and SkillsUSA.
To nominate someone for Honorary Life Membership or Outstanding Career and Technical Educator, submit applications at the following links. The deadline is Feb. 15.
· Honorary Life Membership: skillsusaconnect.org/honorary-lifetime-membership.
· Outstanding Career and Technical Educator: skillsusaconnect.org/outstanding-cte-educator.
If you have questions, contact Laura Rauch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New In SkillsUSA CONNECT: Customer Care Team Chat!
SkillsUSA CONNECT is SkillsUSA’s virtual community available only to SkillsUSA professional members and active high school or college/postsecondary members. With SkillsUSA CONNECT, members can take advantage of all the exciting experiences and programs that SkillsUSA has to offer while also collaborating with fellow members nationwide.
This month, there is one more reason to login to SkillsUSA CONNECT: Advisors can now use the newly added Customer Care Team Chat feature via their Advisor Dashboard. This will allow SkillsUSA advisors to get just-in-time support on any number of topics, including membership, the Career Essentials Suite, the Professional Membership Benefits Package, and more! To create your account in SkillsUSA CONNECT, visit https://www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/skillsusa-connect/.
CareerSafe to Sponsor the National Youth Safety Video Contest
Once again, CareerSafe will sponsor the National Youth Safety Video Contest. Students across the country are challenged to create a two-minute video demonstrating safety in the workplace. All submissions must be sent to CareerSafe by March 1. The winning students will receive a SkillsUSA prize pack as well as a scholarship up to $2,500, and the winning school will receive a prize up to $5,000. For details, visit the CareerSafe website at: www.careersafeonline.com/scholarships/video-contest.