Friday Flash NM!

SkillsUSA NM Updates 11/13/15

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2015 Community Outreach and Leadership Conference!

150 members registered to attend the Community Outreach and Leadership Conference in the Greater Gallup Community October 31st-November 2nd. 1,597 hours were contributed to Battered Family Services, Community Pantry, Kamp Kiwanis, Manuelito Navajo Childrens' Home, Playground of Dreams, and Veterans Helping Vets.

Greetings were brought by our host chapter UNM Gallup CTE, Dr. Chistopher Dyer, Senator George Muñoz, UNM Board Chair Ralph Richards, and Mayor Jackie McKinney read the proclamation of SkillsUSA Weekend in Gallup. State officer leadership sessions helped chapters learn how to develop strong Programs of Work, Introductions, learn the Framework and advocacy. Our 4 pin finalists may be seen on the Skills USA NM Facebook page, and 52 members earned Statesman, while 24 earned Statesman II status!

As we start the challenge of determining our next 2-year site, we thank the Gallup community for embracing the state event and using it as a catalyst to develop strong community partnerships. Email our terrific conference coordinators, Donna Trujillo or Alain Archuleta to propose the next site!

Membership Hotline 844-875-4557

Register by Nov. 16 and Win Big for Your Chapter and Classroom

Membership has its advantages — and with SkillsUSA, the number of ways you and your students can benefit is immense.

1. As an advisor, when you register 15 student members in your training area plus one or more professional members by Nov. 16, you will receive a copy of Ignite, a new resource designed around the SkillsUSA Framework with a variety of classroom activities that spark student engagement.

2. Professional membership that is submitted at any time during the school year grants advisors access to Jump into STEM! This new program teaches SkillsUSA members how to facilitate STEM workshops for elementary-school students. The downloadable curriculum includes 22 activities for hands-on learning.

3. The third resource, free to paid professional members who submit membership at any time during the school year, is the Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC). This program supports the framework of the SkillsUSA mission, which includes personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics — all essential to a successful technical education and future workplace success. The CRC includes 29 lesson plans and is based on national employability initiatives. For more details on these incentives, see the membership kit or visit the SkillsUSA website:

State Leadership and Skills Championships!

Make sure you are planning to attend the 50th Celebration SLSC!

Our dates are set for April 6-9th in Albuquerque!

Registration is $75/person

More details will be on the website as they are ready!

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Have You Started Your Chapter Excellence Program Application Yet?

Start your Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) application today and begin to earn recognition for your chapter! The online application is on the main page of SkillsUSA’s membership registration website once you have logged into your school account ( Questions? Everything you needed to know about implementing the CEP can be found here:

‘Mike Rowe for SkillsUSA’ Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

SkillsUSA supporter Mike Rowe, on behalf of his mikeroweWORKS Foundation, has joined with SkillsUSA to produce a new audio PSA that addresses the growing problem of the skills gap and positions SkillsUSA as a solution to that problem. Thirty- and 60-second versions are available at the links below.

Help us spread the word by contacting your local radio stations and encouraging them to add these PSAs to their rotation.

How? The easiest way is to find the station’s website and look for an email or phone contact for the station’s public service or PSA director. If you can’t locate that info, try the station’s general manager. Next, send an email asking the contact to consider adding the PSAs to the station’s playlist. That’s it! In just a short amount of time, you can help the SkillsUSA message reach thousands. Consider making this PSA promotion a chapter project and integrating it into your program of work.

Thanks for joining with us and Mike Rowe to help spread the word about the life-changing opportunities SkillsUSA is providing students across the country. For additional information and to download the PSAs, visit:

SkillsUSA New Mexico Association

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SkillsUSA: Connecting YOU to Career Success