Friday Flash, January 26, 2018



Looking forward to seeing you all at the February 7 Advisors Meeting

 Come for the meeting and stay for lunch!

LOCATION: Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

DATE : Wednesday, February 7


9:00 am:    Registration, Refreshments, Sponsor Recognition

10:00 am:  Hotel Lottery Process, Advisors Meeting

11:30 am:  LUNCH sponsored by Johnson & Wales, US Army Recruiting & LIXIL

1:00 pm:    Adjourn


Let's Celebrate SkillsUSA Week with some good ol' Jersey Spirit.

February is is CTE Month and SkillsUSA Week is February 4-10, 2018

SkillsUSA Week gives state associations, advisors and student members the opportunity to promote SkillsUSA programs and activities at the local and state levels.

Send YOUR BEST NJ SkillsUSA Photos, Posters, Mini video clips depicting how "WE HERE IN THE GARDEN STATE" and demonstrate our NJ SkillsUSA pride.  We’ll post them on Facebook and who knows….your post may even make it to the National SkillsUSA website!

Many More 2018 NJ Contest Updates are Posted

Contest updates are being posted as they come in to our office.  Updates can be found at Click on the black button: CONTESTS and click on CONTEST UPDATES.  Be sure to also check the DOWNLOADS button.  Some of the PDFs are found there.

Make it a habit to check for updates often.


SkillsUSA Week Feb. 4-10

Plan now to celebrate SkillsUSA Week. The digital toolkit offers all of the resources that your chapter will need to plan a great week.

Follow the calendar of events, use the resources and related activities at:

One of America’s most respected workwear brands, Carhartt Inc., is the official sponsor of SkillsUSA Week and supports these efforts to showcase SkillsUSA and career and technical education.

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

Any paid SkillsUSA member can enter the SkillsUSA Conference Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge. This is a great way to have a student and advisor from your state recognized. Rules are posted on the SkillsUSA website at: Questions may be directed to Heidi Walsh at 703-737-0615 or by email to Feb. 5 is the deadline for entries.


Oregon Chapter Wins New Video Contest

David Molden of St. Helens (Ore.) High School is the winner of the Celebrate SkillsUSA video contest. His advisor is Joe Mauck.  The St. Helens High chapter has won a visit from SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence, Kayleen McCabe of “Rescue Renovation” and national officers Hunter Radford and Brenna Stinnett. The visit will take place on Feb. 9.

Check out the winning entry:


Do You Have ‘The Voice’ to Open Conference?

SkillsUSA is seeking talented student or adult performers to sing the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the National Leadership and Skills Conference. Audition videos can be submitted on CD or DVD and must be the singing of the national anthem.  Please be sure each disc is marked with your name, address, school name and email address. Email submissions are not accepted. Send auditions to Heidi Walsh, SkillsUSA, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176. For questions, contact her at 703-737-0615 or SkillsUSA does not pay travel expenses for the selected singer to attend the national conference. Auditions must be received by Feb. 2.

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