Program of Work Toolkit
Hopefully, you’ve had an opportunity to explore the Program of Work Activity Guide 1 Videos and are excited to learn more about the next resource: PoW Launch Activity Guide 2. Provided in an in-person or virtual format, Guide 2 explores Program of Work activities that your chapter can complete. These activities include:
Citizenship Day – Letter writing
SkillsUSA Social Media Calendar
Partner and Alumni Recognition
Developing Chapter Budget
Learning How to Budget
Games Around the World
Volunteer Sign – Up
Elementary Wellness Program
These activities will give your chapter members a hands-on experience (rather than a “sit and get”) where they build a deeper understanding of the six Program of Work categories.
You can access the Program of Work Toolkit here, in SkillsUSA Absorb.
If you have any trouble accessing the Program of Work Toolkit in Absorb, reach out to the Customer Care Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Customer Care Team at 844-875-4557. We are excited to explore this resource with you!
SkillsUSA Membership Kit
Did you know that the 2023-2024 Membership Guide is available online? You can access the following resources by heading to this webpage: SkillsUSA Membership Kit.
Membership Kit – Membership Benefits Guide
Membership Quick Start and Access Guide
No Limits theme Poster
What is SkillsUSA? Poster
Program of Work Poster
New this year are Membership Kit resources specially designed for the Middle School division. If you would like a physical copy of the Membership Kit please email Customer Care Team at email@example.com.
Champions Rally Reminders
If you registered for Champions Rally please pay attention to these reminders that will set you up for success on Friday, October 6th!
What To Bring:
Please complete and bring the Rally Day Admission Form with you. This is your ticket into the fairgrounds!
Please pay attention to the fairground's Clear Bag Policy. If you are bringing a bag please ensure that it meets the Clear Bag Policy standards.
The address for the fairgrounds is:
Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Golden Isles Pkwy
Perry, GA 31069
Once you enter the fairgrounds, you will make your way to Reaves Arena. You can find a map here.
This year, we are waiving the $50 fee for bringing checks on-site due to the quick payment turnaround time. Please present your check at the check-in desk at Champions Rally if you have not already mailed it.
If you purchased armbands through SkillsUSA Georgia registration then you will receive them when you arrive at the check-in desk.
You can purchase additional armbands in the midway after the SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally concludes.
Please see the Champions Rally checklist here.
Please see the Champions Rally agenda here.
Please see the Champions Rally webpage here.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to assist you!
CHARGE Officer Series: Episodes 9 & 10
Welcome to CHARGE Episodes 9 & 10 which focus on building a strong Chapter Officer Team. Episode 9 is centered around team values and the mission of their SkillsUSA chapter. After watching a short and fun animated video, teams will complete the Activity Guide. Teams will begin by writing SkillsUSA’s Mission (HINT: It has recently been updated!) and will work to identify three of their personal values. They will discuss as a group how their personal values show up in their team. Then, they will define the values that they hold as a team and how they want those values to show up in their chapter. It is encouraged for the officers to print their team values as a reminder to continue implementing these values in their chapter.
Now that we’ve developed team values, it is an easy transition to creating a Team Code of Conduct. They will first explore a company’s code of conduct and determine what they liked about it, what they would change, and what stood out to them. They will then make a list of what their expectations are as a team, and what behaviors they would like to avoid. They will then develop a chapter Code of Conduct and will sign their names on the document.
Our final episodes, 11 & 12, will be shared next week!
Help SkillsUSA Partners "Support the Trades"
SkillsUSA partners Tractor Supply Company, the Tractor Supply Company Foundation and Carhartt have launched a new "Support the Trades" apparel collection to help advance skilled trades in the U.S. The Carhartt collection is sold exclusively at Tractor Supply in stores or online. The clothing line includes short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts in several colors, plus three ball caps and two knit hats. For every item sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to SkillsUSA. Order your "Support the Trades" merchandise now and help spread the word by showcasing your attire on social media and tagging SkillsUSA! For more information, check out the new "Support the Trades" video.
Share Your Champions
The SkillsUSA Champions magazine staff is always looking for potential feature stories. If you know of a SkillsUSA student, advisor, industry partner or graduate whose story is motivating and inspirational, please submit the information through our online form. We also welcome chapter news and photos for a possible school Spotlight story.