Middle School Advisors

 

SkillsUSA Georgia is excited to now offer membership to an ever-growing population of middle school chapters! We suggest that all new and returning middle school advisors and students use this page as the main resource for all information related to the SkillsUSA middle school experience!

SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high-performance workers in public career and technical programs. We provide quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. We build and reinforce self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills.​

 

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

The SkillsUSA Framework: In Practice

 

Forming a New Middle School Chapter

Step 1:

View the New Chapter Checklist

Step 2: 

Read through SkillsUSA's New Chapter Content

Step 3:

Gather Support from your school administration

Step 4:

Contact the SkillsUSA Georgia State Office to begin the process of establishing an official charter for your chapter. At this point you will                    receive detailed information on how to complete the charter application process.

Step 5:

Gather support from your students, we reccomend using the information under the "About" tab of this website. Another great resource for                   "selling" SkillsUSA to your students is the National SkillsUSA website

Step 6:

Elect Chapter Officers and assign leadership duties, continue to recruit student members.

Step 7:

Attend a conference! Champions Rally or our Fall Leadership Conference are a great chance to get your new student members engaged with             SkillsUSA and other members from all across the state of Georgia.

Step 8:

Take a look at the Competitive Events Offered to Middle School Students

 

Middle School Competitive Events

Contest
Georgia Only or​ National?
Region
Qualifier?
Middle School
Eligibility
Team or
individual?
Rules
 

Middle School Advisor's FAQ's

New Chapter

What are the Steps to Starting a New Chapter?


Step 1: View the New Chapter Checklist Step 2: Read through SkillsUSA's New Chapter Content Step 3: Gather Support from your school administration Step 4: Contact the SkillsUSA Georgia State Office to begin the process of establishing an official charter for your chapter. At this point you will receive detailed information on how to complete the charter application process. Step 5: Gather support from your students, we recommend using the information under the "About" tab of this website. Another great resource for "selling" SkillsUSA to your students is the National SkillsUSA website Step 6: Elect Chapter Officers and assign leadership duties, continue to recruit student members. Step 7: Attend a conference! Champions Rally or our Fall Leadership Conference are a great chance to get your new student members engaged with SkillsUSA and other members from all across the state of Georgia. Step 8: Take a look at the Competitive Events Offered to Middle School Students




What is the "go to" document for learning about starting a chapter?


The best resource we can recommend is the "Middle School Membership Guide." It contains all of the basic information on SkillsUSA, our mission, and our program of work. This guide also references places to find more detailed information on SkillsUSA, our framework, and our competitive events (The SkillsUSA Championships)




What is the deadline for membership?


The membership deadline is March 1. All members must be registered via the official SkillsUSA registration site.





Competitive Events

Where can I see the competitive events that are open to middle school students?


Please see the chart above. The chart is also available as a downloadable .PDF (click the download button). This chart is the comprehensive guide to all middle school competitive events and their various tracks (competing at region, state, nationals, etc...)




Do middle school students have to qualify at region to be eligible to compete at the State Leadership & Skills Conference?


Middle School students are not required to attend Regional competitions. They are welcome to attend as observers.




What is the difference between Job Skill Demonstration A and Job Skill Demonstration Open?


Requirements to enter JSD-A are 1) the student must be enrolled in a training program that matches our national contests. Examples would be auto service tech, culinary arts, graphics, etc. Examples where they would not be eligible would be upholstery, meat cutting, biochemistry, landscaping, etc. because we do not hold a contest in any of those areas. 2) They must demonstrate a skill they are currently being taught in their specific training program. JSD-O has no restrictions. Contestants can be enrolled in any program (including those with skills related to national contests) and may demonstrate any technical skill. It doesn't matter if they are learning it in their training program, apprenticeship program, work or their next-door neighbor taught them.




Where can I find and purchase official contest clothing?


Official Contest Clothing can be purchased via the SkillsUSA Store (www.skillsusastore.org)





 
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Membership Guide

Middle School

Constitution

Chapter of Excellence Guide

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