SkillsUSA Friday Flash, December 10, 2021

 

NEWS FROM YOUR STATE OFFICE

 

State Championships Information

  • Dates and locations for the upcoming NJ SkillsUSA Championships are being loaded into our website as details are nailed down.  Go to www.nj-skillsusa.org click on the CONTESTS tab, then CONTEST STATUS

  • State Championship events are based on the technical standards for the national contests.  Particular details for NJ’s events are listed as Contest Updates.  Always start by referring to the national standards.  Contest updates for the NJ events are found at www.nj-skillsusa.org click on the CONTESTS tab, then CONTEST UPDATES.

  • As in the past, we are preparing the REGISTRATION INFORMATION BOOKLET for advisors to use as a guide for registering your students for this year’s state championships.  The guide indicates when and where each event is being held and how many students you can register in each one.  The plan is to send it to you by email before the holiday break.

  • All state championship competitors must be registered members of SkillsUSA by January 15.  This means their names must appear on your national membership roster submitted to www.skillsusa.org

  • Don’t hesitate to email or phone our office with any questions you may have. 

 

Advisor Shirt Sale

The deadline to submit your order for an official NJ SkillsUSA shirt is next Friday, Dec. 17. Payment can follow at a later date, but order forms must be submitted by the 17th.The order form can be found at www.nj-skillsusa.orgClick on the DOWNLOADS tab to find the form.Email your order to srick@scvts.net

 

New Advisor Training Coming in January

The national office offers professional development to advisors.  See the news item below.

Their Training Calendar: Events and Training - SkillsUSA.org  show a listing for New Advisor Training on January 21, 9 to 1:30.  You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

 

 

NATIONAL OFFICE NEWS

 

Educational Resources and Career Essentials Grants Now Available

SkillsUSA has partnered with Aerotek and The Swinerton Foundation to deliver 37 grants for high school and college/postsecondary chapters to receive SkillsUSA Educational Resources and Career Essentials access. Each chapter will receive a $3,000 or $4,500 grant, which will provide SkillsUSA Educational Resources that focus on integration of the SkillsUSA Framework in the classroom and chapter. Applications for a chapter grant must be submitted by Jan. 21, and recipients will be notified by Feb 11. Determine eligibility and apply here. For questions, contact Brandon Monk.

 

Give Your Chapter a National Spotlight

SkillsUSA is on the lookout for potential student or advisor feature story ideas as well as local community service project stories to publish on the SkillsUSA Champions digital hub. If you know of an outstanding member who could be profiled, or if your chapter has completed a project for your community, please email information and photos to editors Jane Short and Hayley Uffelman, and one of them will reach out to you. You can also submit your details through this online form. This is a great assignment for a local chapter reporter. All story leads are appreciated!

 

National Youth Safety Video Contest Focuses Students on Safety

CareerSafe’s annual National Youth Safety Video Contest challenges students to create a two-minute video demonstrating workplace safety. All submissions should be sent to CareerSafe by March 1. The winning students will receive a SkillsUSA prize pack and a scholarship of up to $2,500, and the winning school will receive a prize of up to $5,000. For more information and to submit your entry, visit the CareerSafe website here.

 

Overflowing with Professional Development Opportunities

Please join your fellow advisors for our SkillsUSA Professional Development offerings. Learn more on our online training calendar. For questions, contact Karolina Belen:  kbelen@skillsusa.org