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Week 6: September 11






Program of Work Toolkit

Have you heard about the Program of Work Toolkit? It is one of the greatest resources that you have access to as an advisor. Located in SkillsUSA Absorb, the Program of Work Toolkit includes the Program of Work Launch Activity Guides, videos, and resources to help you implement effective activities. Located in the toolkit are the following resources:

  • Program of Work Launch Activity Guide 1 (in-person and virtual)

  • Program of Work Launch Activity Guide 1 Videos

  • Program of Work Launch Activity Guide 2 (in-person and virtual)

  • Program of Work Launch Activity Guide 3

  • Program of Work Business Partner Video

  • Program of Work Teacher, Administrator, and Parent Video

  • Program of Work Student Video

Over the next few weeks, we will explore these individual resources in detail. It is encouraged for you to begin digging into these resources and exploring how you can integrate these activities into your class/chapter.

If you have any trouble accessing the Program of Work Toolkit in Absorb, reach out to the Customer Care Team via email at customercare@skillsusa.org or call the Customer Care Team at 844-875-4557. We are excited to explore this resource with you!

 




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, 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.

 




Champions Rally

There are many incredible events and opportunities coming your way this year! SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally is quickly approaching and all the information you need to be successful can be found here.

Date: October 6, 2023 

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2023

Contest Registration Deadline: September 20, 2023

Find more information here: Champions Rally Information


Contest Registration Notice - PLEASE READ!


If you are registering for a contest with the Georgia National Fairgrounds, please ensure that you are registered in the "club" name with the school name as the first name and the club type (SkillsUSA) as the last name. Then, please list the individual student names in the student name field for each entry. That allows for all your entries to be in the "club" name.

Please note that registration in a student name or advisor name is not valid.

If you did not register as stated above and if you have completed registration and received a confirmation number, you will not be able to log back in to make corrections. You will need to start over and re-register their entries correctly. Please see a step by step tutorial with screenshots on this process below.

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If you have questions, please email contests@gnfa.com.

 




CHARGE Officer Series: Episodes 5 & 6

We are continuing our conversation about CHARGE: A SkillsUSA Chapter Officer Video Series! CHARGE Episode 5 covers Personal Communication Style and CHARGE Episode 6 explores Personal Growth SMART Goals. As chapter officers continue to learn and grow their leadership skills, they should also continue their practice and knowledge of the SkillsUSA Framework. Activities and tools to make learning the Framework fun and easy can be found here for purchase.

CHARGE Episode 5 introduces how effective communication between chapter officers and chapter members can lead to a more successful chapter. After watching the short animation, chapter officers are encouraged to complete the accompanying Activity Guide which walks chapter officers through the different communication styles such as:

  • Oral Communication

  • Nonverbal Communication

  • Listening

  • Written Communication

Lastly, chapter officers will learn about different personal communication styles and will determine which style best represents their personality.


In CHARGE Episode 3, chapter officers created SMART goals for their shared Mission Statement. In CHARGE Episode 6, they will dive into the practice of setting personal growth SMART goals to drive growth within themselves and their chapter. Episode 3 will show chapter officers an example of setting SMART goals and the Activity Guide will guide them through the process of setting their personalized SMART goals for their year of service.


Watch Episode 5 here, and download the Learning Journal here.


Watch Episode 6 here, and download the Learning Journal here.


Stay tuned for Episodes 7 & 8 next week!

 




Elevate Conference

If you have chapter officers and you are looking for additional ways to build their skillset then check out Elevate! Elevate is an interactive virtual experience for local chapter officer teams that focuses on building successful chapters by equipping officers with the skills to lead and serve their chapter members.

Start planning to attend this interactive virtual experience designed to help local chapter officer teams lead and serve their chapter members. The Elevate experience is open to all SkillsUSA chapter officers. At least one advisor is required to participate with each registered chapter officer team.

The date for the Elevate: Chapter Officer Development Conference is October 11, 2023. Registration closes on September 22, 2023.

The conference will be held virtually from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET and the cost is $10.00 per participant.

Check out more details here: Elevate

 

Lowe's Grant Information


SkillsUSA Classroom/Lab Enhancements or Community Service Grant Program

opportunity available for Construction Cluster classrooms

Lowe’s announces $250,000 in grants for SkillsUSA chapters focused on the construction trade – including:

• Architectural Drafting

• Cabinetmaking

• Carpentry

• Electrical Construction Wiring

• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

• Masonry

• Plumbing

• Sheet Metal

• Welding

Do you need to upgrade your tools or equipment? Do you need additional materials and supplies for your students this year? Do your students have a great community service project that they would like to conduct but you need equipment, materials and supplies to launch?

Consider applying for a Lowe’s grant for up to $15,000. All funds must be spent at Lowe’s and will be distributed in the form of Lowe’s electronic gift cards. The grant is designed to upgrade a classroom or lab with new equipment or materials and supplies for a community service project.

Timeline for the grant cycle:

Applications open on September 1, 2023.

Application must be submitted by September 30, 2023.


Successful applicants will be notified by October 30, 2023.

Projects or upgrades must be completed by June 1, 2024.

Simple reporting requirements include a three-minute video by the students and instructors that share the impact of the grant. Additionally, post three social media shout outs (including #SkillsUSA and #Lowe’s) and a news release to your campus website or the local newspaper. The posts and news releases will be provided. Successful applicants will also supply a short summary stating quantifiable impact data of the project or upgrade.

If you have questions about the grant program, please reach out to Laura Rauch at lrauch@skillsusa.org.

Apply to the grant through this link beginning September 1:

(NOTE: only one award per SkillsUSA Chapter)

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