Friday Flash, December 21, 2018




Reminders for the start of the New Year

Did you….

Log into the national website to process your chapter membership? (Deadline: Jan. 15)

Log into our state website to see if you remember your log-in info if you are a veteran advisor?    

          (Don’t create a new account- contact our office)

Create an advisor account on our state website if you are a new advisor?

          (Contact our office if you need assistance)


Contest Updates

All the NJ SkillsUSA Championship contests that have a national component are based on the national technical standards.  Advisors and Instructors should start with the national contest standards.  The contest standards are a free benefit with your professional membership.


Any specific information on how NJ will implement those contest standards at our state event will appear as a CONTEST UPDATE.  Updates can be found at  Go to the CONTESTS tab and find CONTEST UPDATES. 


NJ SkillsUSA also conducts events that do not have a national component.  These contests are in the CONTESTS tab of our website and listed as STATE ONLY CONTESTS.  Refer to those contest descriptions and check to see if there are any CONTEST UPDATES for this year’s event.




Earn Up to $1,000 For your SkillsUSA Chapter

If you received $1,000 to host a community open house showcasing your SkillsUSA chapter and CTE programs, what would you dream up? Now is your chance to create a once-in-a-lifetime event that helps recruit members and builds awareness of your program.
SkillsUSA is proud to announce a grant opportunity for SkillsUSA chapters. Eligible chapters can apply to receive up to $1,000 to assist in creating a CTE/SkillsUSA Open House during SkillsUSA Week (Feb. 3-9, 2019) that will serve to increase community awareness and student recruitment. Applications will be accepted from Dec.17 –Jan.11, 2019.  Recipients will be announced Jan. 15, 2019. The grant application can be found at

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