Day at the Capitol
Date TBD • Georgia State Capitol
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 face to face meeting with members of the legislature.
SkillsUSA Georgia is continuously evaluating the environment for our in-person events and conferences.SkillsUSA Georgia's first commitment to our students, advisors, industry partners and staff is their health and safety as well as the health and safety of their families and friends. The environment surrounding our events is a fluid situation that is being continuously monitored by the SkillsUSA Georgia State Office. Details on any event cancellation, postponement or any other structural changes will be communicated to all stakeholders once that information is available. SkillsUSA Georgia appreciates your patience as we, like so many other organizations, navigate the COVID-19 situation. Please stay connected with us on our website (skillsusageorgia.org) for latest information.
Day at the Capitol Information
February 13, 2020
January 23rd, 2020
This year SkillsUSA Georgia will be joining all Georgia CTSOs for one big day of advocacy at the Capitol. Each chapter is still encouraged to make appointments to visit their legislator as that is the purpose of this event. The Georgia CTSO Coordinator will work to secure a time and location for a group photo with the Governor. Those details will be released closer to date.**
This gives members and advisors an opportunity to visit the State Capitol while the General Assembly is in session. It is our best opportunity to inform legislators of the value of SkillsUSA and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education. Legislators rely heavily on the viewpoints expressed by their local constituents when they make important decisions regarding educational issues. A day spent actively participating and engaged with our legislators provides an effective voice for our organization. A visit to the Georgia Capitol also offers students an opportunity to view first-hand state government in action and to learn about the judicial and lawmaking processes.
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 2020 (Day TBD).
Advisors should use the lesson plan provided to prep students for their visits with their legislator.
Please click the below links to discover Day at the Capitol documents.
Day at the Capitol FAQ's
When is the registration deadline?
The registration deadline is January 23, 2020
Where do I register my chapter?
Please click the button above to register.
What is the Page program and how can I serve as a page?
Please see the buttons above to learn more about the page program.
Where can I find out who my legislatures are?
See the "Find my legislators" button above
How do I schedule a legislative appointment?
What should I do to prepare for my legislative appointment?
How do I inform my local media of my chapters legislative advocation efforts?
What is the dress code for the conference?
Official dress is required. Please keep in mind that students will be meeting face to face with legislators. We want to put forward the best look possible for SkillsUSA Georgia.
When? & Where?
February 13, 2020 • Georgia State Capitol Building