Friday Flash, March 05, 2021

 

NEWS FROM YOUR STATE OFFICE

 

SkillsUSA Championships Schedule UPDATE

Please be advised of the following virtual contest schedule changes:

  • Quiz Bowl- moved from April 10 to April 24

  • Information Technology Service - April 10th AM

  • Technical Computer Applications - April 10th AM

  • Architectural Drafting - April 17th AM

  • Technical Drafting - April 17th PM

  • Computer Programming - April 24th AM

  • Engineering Technology / Design - April 24th PM

 

SkillsUSA Advisors Meeting

Please join the advisors meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 4:00 pm.  Here is the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89955614864?pwd=ZGo1WTZFZlpZRkhOM3ZzMTliZWxJUT09
 

 

NATIONALOFFICE NEWS ITEMS

 

Register by March 19 for Summer Immersion Program with “Girls Who Code”

The 2021 Summer Immersion Program (SIP) offered by “Girls Who Code” is a FREE two-week virtual program for 9-11th grade girls and non-binary students who want to build a coding portfolio, meet industry employees, and build community with other peers. Girls Who Code is committed to ensuring equity and diversity across all of their programs, which is why over 50% of the students they serve are from historically underrepresented groups.

Current 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. The final deadline is March 19. Students from underrepresented groups in tech are strongly encouraged to apply early, including Black, Latinx, and students from low-income backgrounds.

Why should you join Girls Who Code this summer?

  • Join a sisterhood of supportive peers and make lifelong friendships!

  • Learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript coding skills to make an impact on what matters to you. Not a coder yet? No problem!

  • Meet women in tech from top corporations like Disney, AT&T, Walmart and more.

  • You can join for free! Plus, Girls Who Code will provide need-based tech support for those who qualify.

 Join a webinar or check out this flyer and the FAQ page for more information.

 

Registration for Connect to My Future Conference Opens March 15

SkillsUSA’s Connect to My Future conference is a two-day virtual event designed to allow students to explore career pathways and connect directly with employers. Connect to my Future is unique, in that it facilitates conversations between SkillsUSA members and employees of partners and affiliate organizations. These important conversations will connect students with their future. There are three tracks to Connect to My Future:

  • Explore (Middle School track)

  • Aspire (High School students)

  • Connect (High School seniors and College/Postsecondary students)

Plan now to attend! Registration opens March 15. One-time chapter registration fee of $25 covers all of your students. Register at: www.skillsusa-register.org/Login.aspx.