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Week 14: December 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!





Upcoming Dates/Deadlines 


State Officer Candidate Application

Jan. 12: State Officer Application Deadline 


Region Championships

Jan. 9: Wild Card Testing

Jan.11: Wild Card Testing

Now - Jan. 11: TeamWorks Testing

Jan. 12: TeamWorks Qualifiers Announced 


State Leadership and Skills Conference

Jan. 8: Membership Registration Deadline to be Eligible to Attend

Jan. 9: Registration Opens

Jan. 9: Hotel Planner Opens

Jan. 12: Community Service Form Due

Jan. 19: Advisor of the Year Application Deadline

Jan. 23: Registration Closes

Jan. 23: Hotel Planner Deadline

Jan. 25: Invoices Emailed to Advisors

Jan. 29: Testing Opens

Feb. 9: Testing Closes

Feb. 9: Payment Due

Feb. 9: Assurance and Advisor Code of Conduct Forms Due

Feb. 16 Pre-Submission Contests Deadlines 

Feb. 16: Resume Uploads Due






Classroom Activity  

 

Perseverance is a valuable tool for leaders to possess.  Not all tasks are completed quickly or easily.  We must press hard to get through difficult challenges.  Sometimes our role as leaders is to encourage others in their task. Flip the Tortilla is a great way to show perseverance. The Framework component covered in this activity is Workplace Skills. Priority Points focuses on the Essential Element of Planning, Organizing, & Management. This activity also connects to Georgia Performance Standard #1.

 

 




Fall Leadership Conference


Thank you for attending the 2023 SkillsUSA Georgia Fall Leadership Conferences! It was great to see so many members embark on their voyage into SkillsUSA and learn there are No Limits to our leadership. We hosted 1,500 attendees across the three days! This number includes staff, volunteers, state officers, facilitators, chaperones, 222 advisors, and 1,231 students! Our impact was out of this world.


Surveys

We would greatly appreciate your feedback by Dec. 15, 2023. Provide your name and email address to be entered to win a $20 gift card!


Photos

To access photos from the conference, please click here. We recommend downloading any conference photos as soon as possible as this link will become inactive in about one month.

 




Region Championships


Region Championships allow student members an opportunity to showcase their professional skill set and compete against other schools in their region.  


The top three winners from each career competition advance to SkillsUSA Georgia’s State Leadership & Skills Conference.


Wild Card Testing

In addition, all region contests will have an optional Wild Card testing component. The Wild Card exam is a SkillsUSA knowledge test (similar to the Professional Development test). The test scores will be used to fill slots that didn't fill due to lack of participation in other regions. In other words, taking this test could be your ticket to SLSC!  


Crime Scene Investigation

Student competitors will have an opportunity to showcase their skills by participating in the Crime Scene Investigation competition. This competition will NOT take place at a physical Region Championships location but will take place in the home school's classroom. 


Video Walkthrough 

You can find details regarding the CSI competition (as well as an overview of LPS contests) via this video walkthrough here: CSI/LPS Video Walkthrough 


Registration Details 

  • Registration for this event is in SkillsUSA Register

  • You can find the competition registration by clicking "Region - Crime Scene Investigation" in the drop-down menu 

  • Step-by-Step registration directions can be found here


Video News Production

Prompt Release Date 

The Video News Production Project Prompt will be released on Wednesday, January 3. 

Submission Deadline

The Video News Production Project submission deadline is Friday, January 12 by 5:00 p.m. ​

Registration Note

The team limit is 4 competitors.

The school limit is 1 team per school.


TeamWorks Testing

The AGC Skills Challenges has closed and SkillsUSA Georgia has opened up online testing to previously registered TeamWorks teams that did not place first at their Alliance. Teams are encouraged to take the online exam (just like in previous years) to qualify for the remaining two TeamWorks team slots at SLSC.

There is no additional registration required to take this exam. 

Testing and proctor instructions can be found in the Region Championships Details Document. 


You can find the TeamWorks testing button on the Region Championships webpage.


Website

To view all SkillsUSA Georgia Region Championships information, please visit our website by clicking the button below. All region dates and deadlines are located on the SkillsUSA Georgia website.  


 




SkillsUSA Scholarships  


One of the greatest benefits of student membership in SkillsUSA is the opportunity to earn scholarships. Students must be registered members and have paid both state and national dues to be eligible for scholarships through SkillsUSA or its partners. Scholarships are offered in several areas. Some are based on merit while others are related to financial need and some are presented to the medalists of the SkillsUSA Championships.


These are competitive opportunities so be sure to carefully review the requirements. If selected, students must complete a SkillsUSA Scholarship Acceptance Form. Payment will be sent directly to the educational institution to be applied toward the recipient’s tuition bill.

Check out the SkillsUSA-related Scholarships and Grants by visiting the SkillsUSA website where all opportunities are listed and new scholarships are updated frequently!  


 




The SkillsUSA Store Featured Collection


Hats off to the holidays! Get ready for winter and shop the Hats and Accessories collection, featuring both classic and trendy caps, beanies and more. These make a great holiday gift for advisors, student leaders and supporters. The SkillsUSA Store has everything from scripted luxe embroidery to custom patches, curved visors and cozy knit pieces!


Get Recognized for a Successful SkillsUSA Chapter

If you’re having a great year in SkillsUSA, why not be recognized for it? Did you elect officers, hold chapter meetings and engage in chapter activities? Take it to the next level by completing the Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) Quality Chapter application and receive the recognition your chapter has earned.

 

The online CEP application is on the main page of the membership registration site. Once you log into your school account, follow these directions for accessing the application. See the “Build a Successful SkillsUSA Chapter Teacher’s Guide 2.0”for easy steps to follow to complete the application, engage students in the process and infuse the SkillsUSA Framework into chapter activities. 

 

For questions or help with your CEP application, contact the SkillsUSA Customer Care at 844-875-4557 or by email. You can also utilize a one-on-one coaching session with our CEP and Program of Work (PoW) coach, Kelli Engelbrecht. Schedule your 30-minute Zoom coaching appointment here. During the coaching session, learn how to integrate the SkillsUSA Framework, articulate your SMART goals and select and evaluate SkillsUSA Framework Essential Elements within your CEP application.

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