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Week 1: August 8

Welcome to The Advisor Five: The top five topics that will set you up for success! We welcome you to another great school year and look forward to partnering with you to enhance student lives!

SkillsUSA Recruitment

SkillsUSA chapters are where student members find community and a safe place to grow their skills. Many students, however, are unaware that a community like this can exist. That is why recruitment activities are crucial! Below are examples of how you can spread awareness about your SkillsUSA chapter and recruit new members.

Idea #1: Create and maintain an active social media account (follow SkillsUSA on Instagram for ideas!)

Idea #2: Present on the benefits of joining SkillsUSA during class (Advantages of Membership can be found here).

Idea #3: Hold an after school event with food/snacks. Once you get them in the door with free food, share some information about SkillsUSA and how to become a member.

Idea #4: Raffle off a free membership to someone who joins your chapter during your membership drive.

Idea #5: If you have an existing chapter, encourage members to bring a friend to your recruitment meeting. Ask members to speak about their experiences and the benefits of joining SkillsUSA.

Looking for a quick handout that you can provide to prospective members? Look no further! Check out the Chapter Recruitment One-Pager here.


Membership Enrollment

The Membership Enrollment process allows students to enroll themselves in the system and advisors the opportunity to quickly and seamlessly register their members.

As always we are here to offer step-by-step help. For help, please contact the Customer Care Team at 844-875-4557 or

Membership Enrollment Resources


  • Enables state associations to evaluate and address how current programs, competitions and initiatives serve all members effectively including underserved or marginalized populations.

  • Demographic data provided by state associations to DOEs will help drive decisions about funding, services offered and the integration of CTSO’s into statewide equity efforts demonstrating the value of SkillsUSA in serving all populations, especially those who have been traditionally left behind because of race, socio-economic status, or academic perceptions.

  • Allows members to enter their personal data into the registration system aiding in the accuracy of the data entered and removing the duty and responsibility from the advisor. Also, advisors did like the fact that when they registered students for conferences all of the critical data fields were already populated (such as home address, date of birth, t-shirt size, etc.).

Membership Dues

Student Dues: $15.00 ($8.00 national + $7.00 state)

Advisor Dues: $27.00 ($20.00 national + $7.00 state)

Date to Submit Membership

According to the SkillsUSA Georgia High School extended day POW, the instructor shall organize and maintain a local chapter of SkillsUSA Georgia by serving as the advisor and shall pay dues with the state and national organization by October 1 each year. Verification of dues will be sent to your local CTAE Director and posted on the Georgia CTSO website.

Chapters are welcome to add members after October 1.

Membership Payment Deadline

All membership fees must be paid by March 1, 2023. This is the same deadline to submit payment for SLSC. No membership is allowed to be submitted after the March 1, 2023 deadline.

Membership Payment Address

Send ONLY membership payment to

SkillsUSA Inc. Attn: Membership Department 14001 SkillsUSA Way Leesburg, VA 20176-5494

Assurance Form and Advisor Code of Conduct Process:

Every participant traveling to a SkillsUSA Georgia event must complete the Registration, Personal & Liability 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 always remain in the possession of the advisor during the SkillsUSA Conference. You will find the Registration, Personal and Liability form here.


SkillsUSA Georgia Dates and Deadlines

Planning your year is now a breeze! Check out the "Conferences" tab on the SkillsUSA Georgia website to learn more about what events are upcoming and when.


Jumpstart! Icebreakers

Everyone rolls their eyes when they hear the words “icebreaker activity.” It evokes feelings of nervousness or dread that the activity will be boring. SkillsUSA has combatted these feelings by creating a truly fun resource (no, really!).

The Jumpstart-Ice Breakers and Mixers resource was developed by educators and includes 41 activities that are ideal for either small or large groups. Even better, these activities require little to no materials. This book is $9.95 on the SkillsUSA Store and helps to make kicking-off your chapter meetings so much more exciting.

You can find the Jumpstart- Ice Breakers and Mixers book here, and other educational resources here.

P.S. If you are looking to order SkillsUSA clothing, chapter materials, or fun SkillsUSA SWAG look no further than the SkillsUSA Store.


SkillsUSA Resources

SkillsUSA has recently updated the organization’s mission statement! The new mission statement reads:

SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. Our mission is to empower students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members.

Read more about SkillsUSA, and the new theme “No Limits” here.


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