November 17, 2017
Check-Mark Your Way to Success
Has your SkillsUSA chapter:
- Elected chapter officers
- Conducted chapter meetings
- Completed a Program of Work
- Completed a projected budget
- Submitted student membership
- Submitted professional membership
- Conducted three chapter activities
Check, check and check! Then your chapter is just steps away from being recognized with the Quality Chapter Award. To complete the level 1 online application, go to the main page of the membership registration site once you have logged into your school account (www.skillsusa-register.org/Login.aspx) and click on the Chapter Excellence Program icon.
More information on how to get your students involved in CEP can be found in these quick and easy to implement lesson plans: https://www.skillsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CEP-Mini-Lessons-2015.pdf. And everything you need to know about implementing the CEP can be found here: http://www.skillsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CEP-Teachers-Guide.pdf
Chapters Earn Recognition for Service Through Presidential Honors
SkillsUSA is a certifying organization of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, allowing advisors, student members and registered alumni to earn recognition for community service activities and time spent while volunteering.
This award is a presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers across the country who are answering a national call to serve others through their current activities or lifetime efforts. As a certifying organization, SkillsUSA can identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours and distribute the award to outstanding volunteers.
Given participation in ongoing service activities, advisors and students may already meet the requirements to receive the award. To qualify, SkillsUSA members, advisors or alumni can submit a record of their service hours.
For details on qualifying hours and requirements for submission, visit:
www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/awards/presidents-volunteer-service-award. Applications must be postmarked by March 30.
SkillsUSA Scholarship Opportunities Now Open for Applications
Applications for several scholarships are now open to benefit SkillsUSA students in pursuit of higher education or certification in their chosen field.
Help spread the word so SkillsUSA students can take full advantage of these opportunities:
- Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship: https://skillsusa.wufoo.com/forms/sharon-melton-myers-memorial-scholarship/. Deadline is April 15.
- SkillsUSA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarship: www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/skillsusa-stem-science-technology-engineering-mathematics-scholarship/. Deadline is March 15.
For additional scholarship information, continually check the website at: www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/.
Focus Your Students on Safety
CareerSafe sponsors a National Youth Safety Video Contest, in which students across the country are challenged to create a two-minute video demonstrating safety in the workplace. All submissions should be sent to CareerSafe by March 1. The winning students will receive a SkillsUSA prize pack as well as a scholarship up to $2,500, and the winning school will receive a prize up to $5,000. For more information, visit www.skillsusa.org/competitions/careersafe-video-contest/ or the CareerSafe website at: www.careersafeonline.com.