Friday Flash, October 4, 2019




Important NLSC Travel Update from TravelTyme
In response to questions about travel options to the national conference in Louisville, advisors are able to "opt out" of the TravelTyme airlines booking service.  Although this has always been an option, this year you are asked to declare your preference no later than October 15 since that is when TravelTyme begins reserving blocks of seats for New Jersey.  You do not need to do anything if you will be traveling with TravelTyme.

If you wish to opt out, or discuss your decision with TravelTyme before making your decision, please contact Judy Falon at


 Interactive Application & Video Game Design 

Any instructor interested in information about the Interactive Application& Video Game Design contest can contact Gail Riccardi at for contest specifications.  Please also specify if you would be interested in a workshop to better understand this contest.


It’s Not too Late to Register for the Southern Region Leadership Conference

Bring your student leaders from the state’s southern schools to your region’s leadership conference.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Camden Co. Tech, Sicklerville Campus

343 Berlin-Cross Keys Road

Sicklerville, NJ  08081

Find the Registration Form in the Downloads Tab at




2019-20 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards Have Arrived

As a free member benefit, SkillsUSA professional members receive the current SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards when they have submitted a current and accurate email address with their membership details. The official competition guide for the SkillsUSA Championships contains rules for all national competitive events, including an overview, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, eligibility and equipment lists.

Visit: to join as a professional member and get your free copy of the SkillsUSA Technical Standards manual.

Note: The latest SkillsUSA Championships contest updates and the official SkillsUSA Championships scorecards are located online here:


The SkillsUSA Store Has Gone Social

Have you heard? SkillsUSA has a new social media account for the SkillsUSA Store. Make sure to follow the new store account, as you will no longer be able to see the coolest and newest SkillsUSA clothing, accessories and gift items on the SkillsUSA Facebook page. Instead, check them all out and more through the store’s own Instagram posts.

To see future promotions for these products, follow @skillsusastore on Instagram and earn chances to win free prizes. 

·         Instagram account name: @skillsusastore

·         Instagram hashtag: #SkillsUSAStore #ShopSkillsUSA

·         URL: 


New Theme for 2019-20 Announced

The SkillsUSA competition theme is used throughout the year in membership materials and as the topic for Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions at the local, state and national levels. The theme for the 2019-20 year is:

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work

I’m Ready

Within this topic, contestants might illustrate or discuss a variety of ideas. For details, go to: .

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