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Week 2: August 14

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!

Classroom Activity

Need an Icebreaker Activity and waiting for your Jumpstart-Ice Breakers and Mixers resource to arrive? Check out our Survivor Island Icebreaker below to kick off your chapter meeting.

Survivor Island Icebreaker

The first few days of school can set the tone for the entire year. A positive environment and positive relationships are a necessary foundation to a successful school year. We encourage you to build these relationships and create that positive environment before you even crack open your syllabus or discuss classroom expectations. 

Survivor Island is a great activity to pair students up with new classmates. The Framework component covered in this activity is Workplace Skills. Survivor Island focuses on the Essential Element of Decision Making. This activity can also be connected to Georgia Performance Standard #1.


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.


Membership Guide - Student Member Benefits

The SkillsUSA Membership Guide provides insight into a plethora of areas, including Student Member Benefits. Consider sharing the below benefits with current and prospective student members.

  1. Receive recognition for individual members and chapter achievement through programs such as the SkillsUSA Chapter Excellence Program (CEP), and the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).  

  2. Build valuable skills through an annual Program of Work that allows members to grow within the classroom, workplace and chapter. For example, you will join your peers to serve causes you care about through your chapter’s community service activities all while building SkillsUSA Framework skills!  

  3. Form meaningful relationships with other students who share common interests and come from diverse backgrounds. As you work together towards chapter success, you will develop the skills you will later rely on in the world of work including Communication, Decision Making, Teamwork and Leadership.  

  4. Access a broad array of SkillsUSA student member programs to grow personal and professional skills while also having a lot of fun.  

  5. Advocate for yourself and other students pursuing career and technical education (CTE) and SkillsUSA.  

  6. Learn and practice real-life application of leadership skills as a member through chapter initiatives and programs.  

  7. Apply your leadership skills as a local committee leader or as a chapter, district, state or national officer.  

  8. Receive recognition for individual achievement through local, state and national competitions. The SkillsUSA Championships take place during the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC). 


SkillsUSA Resources

Absorb is SkillsUSA’s Learning Management System, and it houses curriculum and professional member benefits. In Absorb, you will have access to the following resources:

  • Framework Integration Toolkit: The Framework Integration Toolkit has everything you need to ensure career readiness for students including videos, lesson plans, experiential activities and more.

  • Program of Work Toolkit:  The Program of Work Toolkit includes the Program of Work Launch Activity Guides, videos and resources to help you implement effective activities.

  • Jump into Stem:  A chapter curriculum for members to mentor and engage elementary & middle school students in STEM learning while creating an opportunity for future recruitment.

  • SkillsUSA Championships:  The official rules and regulations for each of the competitions that are part of the championships. Available in early October!

  • E-Courses: Contains SkillsUSA Framework Certification, CTE Knowledge Certification, Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a SkillsUSA Leader and Building Self-Motivation in Student Leaders.  

  • Advisor Professional Development:  A variety of training opportunities, from webinars to classroom to multi-day sessions, there are a lot of options for differing training needs.

To access SkillsUSA Absorb, click here.

If you find yourself stuck at any point, then please call the Customer Care Team at 844-875-4557 or email at

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