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Week 3: August 21

Updated: Aug 30, 2023






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!


Membership Drive Raffle

Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Consider organizing a Membership Drive Raffle as an incentive to grow your chapter! Encourage (current and paid) SkillsUSA members to bring non-paid potential student members to a SkillsUSA meeting. The more potential members that current members bring, the more times they can enter their names into the raffle.

Ex: Member #1 brings 5 potential new members. Member #1 enters their name into the raffle 5 times.

Raffle ideas include asking for gift card donations from local restaurants, Starbucks/Dunkin gift cards, or ordering their favorite pizza for lunch.

Social Media Ticket Out the Door

At the end of the meeting, ask students to follow @skillsusaga on Instagram and Facebook. Content includes conference reminders, student member spotlights, and following state officers throughout the year.

 




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 customercare@skillsusa.org.

Membership Enrollment Resources

Benefits

  • 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, 2024. No membership is allowed to be submitted after the March 1, 2024 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.

 




Champions Rally 

Where can you find competition opportunities, an energetic speaker, and a fried Twinkie in one place? The SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally at the Georgia National Fair!  

The day kicks off with a motivational rally, and students have an opportunity to participate in several competitive events. These competitive events are intended to guide your chapter into producing recruiting materials for the new school year.  

At the Champions Rally, students will:  

  • Gain knowledge about different Career Pathways when they view the contests submitted. 

  • Produce recruitment materials by utilizing the recruitment contests. 

  • Gain ideas of how other chapters recruit members.  

  • Get excited by a motivational rally!  

  • Make friends and memories as they have a great day at the Fair.  


Champions Rally is a perfect opportunity to host a membership drive to engage students! 

Date: October 6, 2023 

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2023

Contest Registration Deadline: September 20, 2023

Find more information here: Champions Rally Information

 




Bookmarking the SkillsUSA Georgia Website

Did you know that one of the best resources that you have available to you is the SkillsUSA Georgia website? It is recommended to fully type the SkillsUSA Georgia website into your browser versus bookmarking a page. This is to prevent old or outdated information from populating.

Type https://www.skillsusageorgia.org to see the most current and up-to-date version of the website. As a best practice, please do not bookmark the SkillsUSA Georgia website to avoid seeing outdated information.

Whitelisting Emails

If you signed up to receive The Advisor Five weekly emails, but notice that your emails are going to your spam/junk/unfocused section of your invoice, contact your IT department and ask them to whitelist the following emails:

Even if you mark the email “not spam or junk” the emails can still appear there as they run through the school internet server and must be unblocked by your IT department. Whitelisting the emails will ensure that you receive all important communication from SkillsUSA Georgia!


 




SkillsUSA Resources

SkillsUSA’s interactive brand resource site is called SkillsUSA Brand Center. Here you will find a variety of links related to SkillsUSA’s brand, including the Brand Assets page, Brand Guide, the SkillsUSA Champions magazine digital hub, and much more. Use the Brand Assets page to download logos, graphics, video, audio, and other brand elements. Use the Brand Guide for basic rules on how to use those assets and for guidance on editorial content related to SkillsUSA. This is a great resource for building your chapter’s social media presence, or to use the PowerPoint templates for your chapter meetings!

To access SkillsUSA Brand Center, click here.

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