Friday Flash, December 13, 2019




The 2020 NJ SkillsUSA Registration Materials Are Coming!

Be on the lookout for the registration packet mailing.  A packet is being mailed to one advisor from each chapter the beginning of next week.


Contest Updates for the NJ Events

Info for the NJ contests are posted as they are received.  Make it a habit to check the CONTEST UPDATES located under the CONTEST tab at





SkillsUSA Scholarship Opportunities Now Open

Applications for several scholarships are now open to benefit SkillsUSA students in pursuit of higher education or certification in their chosen field.

Help spread the word so more SkillsUSA students can take advantage of these opportunities:

Additional scholarships may be announced soon, so check the website for updates:


Take Up the Challenge! National Conference Pin and T-Shirt Design

Feb. 5 is the deadline for entries to be received (not postmarked) for the SkillsUSA National Conference Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge. This event is open to all paid student members of SkillsUSA.

This is a great way to have a student and advisor from your state recognized on stage at the national conference. Rules are posted on the SkillsUSA website at:


Nominations Are Now Open

If you would like to nominate someone for SkillsUSA’s national Honorary Life Membership or Outstanding Career and Technical Educator, please submit your nomination by going to the following assigned links and completing the online application. The deadline for both applications is Feb. 15.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Rauch at


Amazon Smile Purchases Benefit SkillsUSA

Don’t forget that you can support SkillsUSA when you do your holiday shopping through Amazon. Make your order through AmazonSmile and search for ”SkillsUSA Foundation” as your charity of choice.

You can also click on this link. SkillsUSA will receive a percentage of the sale and you will not incur any additional cost.


ACTE Election Time is HERE!

Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) have a chance to elect officers for positions on the ACTE Board of Directors.

All ACTE individual professional, retired, educational institution members, and national affiliate organizations whose membership dues are current are eligible to vote. Biographical information and platform statements for the candidates are located here:

The election process will be conducted via electronic ballot. Ballots will be sent to member email addresses listed in the ACTE database. If you did not receive an e-signature ballot please contact  Electronic ballots must be cast by January 6 at 11:59 p.m. EST

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