Friday Flash, Sept. 13, 2019



Advisor Meeting Update

This is a very important meeting, and advisor input is critical in planning the new school year activities.

The agenda will include:

  • State Conference Feedback

  • NLSC Results

  • 2019-20 Calendar of Events

  • Regional Fall Conference Preview

  • 2020 State Competition Schedule

  • Membership and Web Site Update

  • Demonstration Contests for 2020

  • New Advisor of the Year Nomination Process

  • Distribution of New Educational Resources

  • New middle school initiatives

  • Open Discussion – Q&A

Friday, September 27, 2019

Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

9:30 am - 12 Noon

Continental Breakfast

In order to insure sufficient handouts and provide a headcount for the breakfast we need an RSVP from all advisors planning to attend.  Please RSVP to or no later than Friday, September 20. 


Important Update: Regional Fall Leadership Conference Schedule

Due to a scheduling conflict the date of the Central Region Leadership Conference has to be changed from Thursday, October 3, to Friday, October 4.  We apologize for the change of plans, but it was unavoidable.


Registration forms for the Regional Fall Leadership Conferences were emailed this week.

The agenda includes a SkillsUSA Day Workshop to prepare your student ambassadors for membership recruitment and a motivational speaker to fire up your students for the coming year.


Call us with any questions.

  • New date! October 4 (Friday) Central Region Leadership Conference, Mercer Tech, Sypek Campus, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm        

  • October 17 (Thursday) Southern Region Leadership Conference, Camden Tech, Sicklerville Campus, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

  • October 31 (Thursday) Northern Region Leadership Conference, Passaic Tech, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm


A SkillsUSA Video for Your Membership Campaigns

Here’s a short video for you to use during this year’s membership drives at your school:


New Advisor Info

SkillsUSA Membership is processed through the national website:

You will be using our state website later in the year to register your students for the state SkillsUSA Championships:   To do so, you will need to get an account on the state website.  Go to the NJ site, click on the red bar that says: LOG ON/JOIN.  On the next screen, click on the blue bar GET AN ACCOUNT.  Continue by completing the info on the following screens.  When you have done so- email to activate your account.  Our office must verify the advisor account status so you can access the advisor tools features.




T-shirt Design Contest Opens for 2020 SkillsUSA Week

Student designs are being sought for the official T-shirt of SkillsUSA Week. One design will be selected and produced by the SkillsUSA Store in 2020.

The contest is open to all dues-paying student members. Only one entry/design per SkillsUSA member is permitted. All designs submitted should be appropriate for use on a red T-shirt.

All entries must be submitted to SkillsUSA exactly as directed in the rules and become the property of SkillsUSA once submitted.

Download the contest rules at:

Submission deadline is Sept. 27.


Need Help with Your Chapter or Registering Members?
Call the SkillsUSA Membership Hotline Toll Free:

Hotline operators are ready to answer your questions on how to start a new chapter, engage chapter members and strengthen an existing chapter — you name it, they are ready to tackle it! Operators are on call from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday and Thursday.

Don’t have time to call? Send the operators an email at or chat with them online at the membership registration site. Also, check out the membership site for the helpful Quick Start Guide at:

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