Friday Flash, February28, 2020
NEWS FROM YOUR STATE OFFICE
Be On the Lookout for the “Monday Memo”
Starting next Monday, we will be sending you reminders and info related to that week’s competitive events.
Bus Schedule Update for March 5 Competitions
The reporting time for students competing in the following contests on March 5 at Mercer County Tech is 8:30 - 9:00 am.
Central Region Job Interview
Early Childhood Education
MRE Culinary Challenge
The reporting time for students competing in Automotive Service Technology at the Mercedes Benz Training Center is 8:00 - 8:30 am.
Note: If you are not dropping off your students directly at Mercedes Benz at 8:30 am, it is strongly recommended that you arrive at Mercer County Tech no later than 8:15 am so that your student can get on the Mercedes Benz shuttle bus which will depart at 8:30 am sharp.
Replacing a student who is unable to compete will be done at the Contest Site on Contest Day.
Your replacement student MUST be a registered member of SkillsUSA and their name appears on your national membership list.
Make a student account for them on our website system by entering their info on the state registration site.
Be sure student has a resume and Code of Conduct form to bring on contest day.
You will get a Replacement Verification Form at the check in desk at the contest site
The replacement student will present the form to the contest coordinator and compete instead of the originally registered student.
Marine Service Technology State Competition Kicks Off 2020 SkillsUSA Championships
On Thursday, February 27, the Marine Service Technology State Competition took place at the Progessive Insurance Boat Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Many thanks to contest coordinators Rob Berenwick (Ocean County Vo-Tech) and Gene Knorr (GCIT), plus corporate sponsor Ron Zastocki of Yamaha Marine University.
Congratulations to the Medalists from GCIT and Ocean County.
Please go to NJ's SkillsUSA FaceBook page for video highlights. Many thanks to the judges and sponsors!!!!
NEWS FROM OUR NATIONAL OFFICE
NLSC Scholarship Opportunity for SkillsUSA Members
In partnership with Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, SkillsUSA is proud to announce a unique scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members attending this year's National Leadership and Skills Conference. Selected applicants will receive up to $1,500 to help offset the cost of attending the event. Applications will be accepted from March 15-May 15, and recipients will be announced June 1.
For full details and to apply online, visit www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/harbor-freight-tools-for-schools/.
Get The Swag:
Three thousand SkillsUSA National Signing Day caps will be given away to the first 100 chapters that register 10 or more students for the event by the early bird deadline: April 3.
A free SkillsUSA National Signing Day table runner will be shipped to each chapter that registers by the deadline: April 24.
Additional SkillsUSA National Signing Day merchandise and event items will be available for purchase at www.SkillsUSAStore.org.
Watch for more information as plans develop. Additional details will be available at www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-signing-day/ and www.SkillsUSACONNECT.org.
Calling For Success Stories
Teachers, has your CTE program filled a need for a local employer or business? Was the need filled by providing student interns or apprentices? Was it filled by ensuring that the company gained access to a solid pipeline of new talent? We want to capture those stories to help demonstrate how SkillsUSA and CTE are rising to meet the demands of business and industry in solving their workforce challenges. If you've got a story to share, we'd love to interview you and your business partners to learn about the challenge that the business faced, the solution applied through the industry/education partnership, and the outcome and benefit of the partnership for the company.
To help get us your story, complete the short information form at https://skillsusa.wufoo.com/forms/
demand-side-innovationssuccess-stories/ so that we can get in touch with you for an interview. You could receive $100 in SkillsUSA merchandise and educational resources for your time and story lead.
SkillsUSA University Presenters Needed
Are you at the top of your game? Are you a leader in your industry? Are you on the verge of great discovery? Are you willing to share the wit and wisdom you have gained with others? If so, SkillsUSA invites you to share your dynamic, innovative and timely presentation with our SkillsUSA students, teachers, business partners and conference attendees at the 2020 SkillsUSA University. All sessions will take place in the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) on June 24, 25 and 26.
Sessions can include best practices with a local advisor who presents their experience-based wisdom related to local chapter activities, fundraising, community service, SkillsUSA Program of Work success stories, business etiquette or local industry partnerships.
To learn more and submit your 2020 SkillsUSA University request-for-presentation proposal, go to www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-and-skills-conference/training-opportunities/skillsusa-university/. Interested presenters should submit their proposals by March 15.