Friday Flash, February 07, 2020
NEWS FROM YOUR STATE OFFICE
Send us Photos of Your Competitors in their State T-Shirts
Show your chapter’s SkillsUSA Spirit by taking a photo of your competitors wearing their 2020 State T-Shirt. Send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org
CTE Month Survey
The following request comes from NJDOE:
With February being CTE Month, the Office of Career Readiness would like to know what is going on in New Jersey in our schools to promote Career and Technical Education. Please go to this survey link:
Here’s a hint to make it easier for you to locate a Contest Update on our state website. After you get to the list of updates, click on the word CONTEST listed in blue. The list will convert to an alphabetical listing making it easier for you to find your contest.
NEWS FROM OUR NATIONAL OFFICE
Earn Recognition for Service Through PVSA Honors
SkillsUSA is a certifying organization of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), allowing advisors, student members and registered alumni to earn recognition for community service activities and time spent volunteering.
This award is a presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers across the country who are answering a national call to serve others through their current activities or lifetime efforts. With SkillsUSA’s focus on community service, advisors and students may already meet the requirements to receive the award. To qualify, SkillsUSA members, advisors or alumni can submit a record of their service hours.
For details on qualifying hours and requirements for submission, visit: www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/awards/presidents-volunteer-service-award. Applications must be received by March 31.
Looking for Images for SkillsUSA Champions
SkillsUSA Champions features student photography in each issue. We’re looking for images of SkillsUSA chapters in action or showing the concentration or perseverance of individual members performing hands-on skills. For details, email email@example.com and put “Image Photo” in the subject header or write SkillsUSA Champions, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176. The photographer’s chapter is awarded $150 for each photo we publish (one per issue).