Gear up for SkillsUSA 2019




Gear up for SkillsUSA 2019
The SkillsUSA registration site is officially open for the new school year. Chapter advisors who need assistance with SkillsUSA membership or registration, hotline operators are ready to answer questions about starting a new chapter, ways to engage chapter members or strategies to strengthen an existing chapter. Operators are on call 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday (Eastern time). To reach the hotline, call 844-875-4557 or email operators@skillsusa.org. You can also chat online on the membership registration site.
Professional members receive these great benefits:
  • 2018-19 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards. The latest edition will be available by Oct. 1. 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. The official SkillsUSA Championships scorecards are located online here: skillsusa.org/competitions/skillsusa-championships/contest-updates/.
  • Jump into STEM!Curriculum includes middle-school and elementary-school STEM career exploration activities that can be taught by high-school members. This is a great opportunity to expose students to STEM careers and recruit for career and technical education programs as well as SkillsUSA.
  • SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Foundations. This complete curriculum includes 29 lesson plans that support the SkillsUSA Framework and prepare students for workplace success.

Becoming a professional member of SkillsUSA is one of the best ways to demonstrate to students the importance of joining a professional organization and the opportunities that membership will provide. Details can be found online as well as for the 2018 State Leadership Training Workshop for students at Lake Yale Conference Center, October 22-24, 2018.  To register, go to skillsusa-register.org/.

And it is not too late for students to enter the SkillsUSA Florida State Branding Contest. Each year, student members from across the state have the chance to submit a design package that represents our theme and will be used in all marketing materials for the State Leadership and Skills Conference. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2018! More information and design standard online.