Day at the Capitol

February 23, 2023

Join fellow CTSO members from across the state of Georgia in advocating for CTE education in Georgia. Students will meet with their local representatives and have a chance to discuss the benefits of CTE education and their stories in a  meeting with members of the legislature.

Conference Information

Join fellow Career Technical Student Organization members from across the state of Georgia in advocating for Career and Technical Education in Georgia. Students will meet with their local representatives and have a chance to discuss the benefits of Career and Technical Education, their CTSO experience and their stories in a face to face meeting with members of the legislature.

Date

February 23, 2023

Location

Georgia State Capitol

206 Washington St. SW

Atlanta, GA

30334

Who is Elegible

All registered SkillsUSA members are eligible to register for CTSO Day at the Capitol.

How to Register

Please use the form below to register. You will receive a confirmation email once your chapter's registration has been submitted using the form below.

Dates and Deadlines

Registration Opens

August 1, 2022

Conference Registration is completed via SkillsUSA Georgia's Registration form.

Registration Deadline

January 24, 2023

Conference Registration is completed via SkillsUSA Georgia's Registration form.

 

Conference Policies

 

Dress Code

SkillsUSA Official Dress preferred. Professional Dress required.  

Student Supervision Verification Letter

SkillsUSA requires each school chapter to have one advisor or adult chaperone for every ten students. When participating in SkillsUSA events, there must be a school employee present for each school registered. SkillsUSA requires each school to have a male and female chaperone if traveling with both male and female students. A female advisor cannot travel without a male chaperone or advisor if traveling with all male students. A male advisor cannot travel without a female chaperone or advisor if traveling with all female students. If a male or female advisor from different schools are sharing the responsibility of supervising their male and female students, each advisor must submit a letter from their school principal or CTAE director. This letter must be on school letterhead, with the principal and/or CTAE director’s signature, stating that both schools agree to the shared responsibility of supervising male and female students. Each advisor must complete the form and submit their individual letter. The letters must be submitted by the registration deadline. The upload will be labeled as Student Supervision Verification Upload. Each conference will have a link to upload the Student Supervision Verification letter. 

Required Forms

Student Supervision Verification Letter

SkillsUSA requires each school chapter to have one advisor or adult chaperone for every ten students. When participating in SkillsUSA events, there must be a school employee present for each school registered. SkillsUSA requires each school to have a male and female chaperone if traveling with both male and female students. A female advisor cannot travel without a male chaperone or advisor if traveling with all male students. A male advisor cannot travel without a female chaperone or advisor if traveling with all female students. If a male or female advisor from different schools are sharing the responsibility of supervising their male and female students, each advisor must submit a letter from their school principal or CTAE director. This letter must be on school letterhead, with the principal and/or CTAE director’s signature, stating that both schools agree to the shared responsibility of supervising male and female students. Each advisor must complete the form and submit their individual letter. The letters must be submitted by the registration deadline. The upload will be labeled as Student Supervision Verification Upload. Each conference will have a link to upload the Student Supervision Verification letter. 

Registration, Personal and Liability Release Form

All Registration, Personal and Liability Release forms of all conference-registered school representatives (including, but not limited to instructors, participants, chaperones and observers) will remain in the possession of the advisor at all times during the SkillsUSA Conference. Have your SkillsUSA Members participating submit this to you when  they return their field trip absence form.

 
 

Agenda

The agenda for the Day at the Capitol is your legislative appointments only. There is no official meeting prior to or after your appointments. Materials for your meeting(s) with your legislators will be mailed to you in February 2023 (Day TBD).  Advisors should use the lesson plan provided to prep students for their visits with their legislator.

Find Your Legislator

Find your legislator to make appointments with them

State Page Programs

These programs offer public school students as 12+, a unique opportunity to serve their representatives while the General Assembly is in session. 

 

The Legislative session opens in early January and runs for 40 days. Students act as “runners” in the Capitol, delivering important information and messages in the Senate and House Chambers during the Legislative Session Day. Students are assigned to serve on days when the General Assembly is in session and attend a brief orientation on their day of service. Serving as a Page is inspiring, and a terrific resume-building opportunity.

State Page Programs Currently Closed

At this point in time, the Page program is not open due to Covid-19 restrictions. SkillsUSA Georgia wanted to provide information early about the program in case the opportunity opens up for the 2023 General Assembly Sessions. If it opens up, SkillsUSA Georgia will make an announcement for advisors to share with their students.