Friday Flash, Nov. 22, 2019

 

NEWS FROM YOUR STATE OFFICE

 

Returning Advisors

If you processed your school’s contest registration for last year’s state Championships, now is a good time to prepare for this year’s process. 

  • Go to www.nj-skillsusa.org and log in using last year’s login info

  • Don’t create a new account if you had one in the past.  Email srick@scvts.net for your old login

  • After logging in, go to ADVISOR TOOLS in the black bar

  • Click on STUDENT ACCOUNTS and remove any graduates from your list

  • Trimming down outdated student info will make registration easier for you

  • Email us with questions

 

New Advisors

In order to process your students’ registration for this year’s state Championships, you will need to set up an advisor account that will let you enter the registration system.

  • Go to www.nj-skillsusa.org and click on LOG IN/JOIN

  • Click the blue button GET AN ACCOUNT

  • Follow the prompts to complete the process

  • Note:  The page is for NJ registration although it says Utah

  • After submitting your info, email us for account activation

  • The site requires our office to activate advisor accounts to prevent unauthorized use

  • Email srick@scvts.net with questions

 

NEWS FROM OUR NATIONAL OFFICE

 

Important Update from the national SkillsUSA office:

Robotic Urban Search & Rescue is a contest that is continuing to grow and a times there are issues on material and needs. To help with that need  Pitsco is offering some assistance.
The future of our country lies in a pipeline of qualified, skilled workers with the problem-solving and communication skills necessary to tackle the world’s ever-changing challenges. Pitsco Education supports SkillsUSA® with the Urban Search & Rescue robotics competition, a way for students to work in teams to solve problems and design solutions to challenges.
As a way to expand upon our support of the USAR competition, Pitsco would like to extend a discount of 15% off select TETRIX parts for registered teams. Call our office for details.

 

Young Entrepreneurs Eligible for World Series of Innovation

World Series of Innovation is an online, project-based competition sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Young innovators from across the globe ages 13-24 can enter the competition and compete for cash prizes.

Small teams will create business solutions that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some teams compete independently, while others are affiliated with schools or programs like SkillsUSA. Students can compete on their own or in teams of two or three.

For the current sustainability-themed innovation challenges that close Dec. 16, and details on how to compete, visit: https://innovation.nfte.com/.

 

Nominations Open for Inaugural Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award. This honor will recognize educators who are doing great work to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.   The award will be presented to two educators — one at the elementary level and one at the secondary level — who demonstrate superior achievement in instilling skills, knowledge and passion with respect to cybersecurity and cybersecurity-related subjects. Winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., as well as public recognition and other professional opportunities. 

Nominations close Jan. 31, 2020. To apply, visit: www2.ed.gov/documents/presidential-cybersecurity-education-award.pdf

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