Friday Flash, May 01, 2020
New Digital Hub for SkillsUSA Champions Magazine Goes Live
SkillsUSA is excited to announce the new SkillsUSA Champions digital hub, launching May 1 at www.skillsusachampions.org! SkillsUSA created this new digital version of SkillsUSA Champions in response to member requests for more content more often, and that’s exactly what this site will provide. Look for more inspiring features, more relevant and timely news items and a user-friendly design that lets you easily share anything you deem share-worthy.
There’s also a “Submit a Story” link at the top of every page, so if you have a story idea you think is worth sharing, please submit it for SkillsUSA’s communications staff to review. Rather than looking at the site as a traditional “issue” of the magazine, look at it as an ever-expanding resource of inspirational, real-world examples of the SkillsUSA mission in action. The hope is that when someone asks you what effect SkillsUSA can have on a life, you can point them to the new site and just say, “Pick a story. Any story.”
As for the print edition of the magazine, SkillsUSA Champions will now be published in print format twice per school year: once in the fall and once in the spring. The fall printed issue will debut design changes to the magazine’s look and layout.
Celebrate Our Graduates During “SkillsUSA Grad Night 2020”
Join fellow SkillsUSA graduates, their families and their supporters as we celebrate “SkillsUSA Grad Night 2020” on Wednesday, May 27. The 30-minute virtual event will stream live on Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms at 7 p.m. EDT. Hosted by four of our talented national officers, it will feature music, messages of inspiration, remarks from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis, a keynote address from Snap-on Inc. CEO Nick Pinchuk and more. Immediately following the event will be the “SkillsUSA Grad Night 2020 After-Party,” streaming live on SkillsUSA’s Instagram channel. Also hosted by SkillsUSA national officers, this informal event will allow our members to communicate and commiserate with each other. It will also feature the debut of SkillsUSA’s new set of Instagram stickers along with giveaways from the SkillsUSA Store. Watch for more details and links soon on all SkillsUSA social media channels coming very soon.