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March 29, 2019

Student2Student Recognition Deadline Nears

SkillsUSA sponsors a national recognition opportunity called the Student2Student mentoring program. Mentoring connects young people to personal growth and development, as well as economic opportunities.

Student2Student recognizes SkillsUSA chapters that are involved in a mentoring program in their communities. When a SkillsUSA chapter mentors an elementary- or middle-school classroom, it helps younger students imagine careers and helps older students practice their skills. To enter, submit your mentoring project. The winning chapter will be recognized at the National Leadership and Skills Conference and in the Awards and Recognition book. In addition, the winner will be invited to present at SkillsUSA University.

All entries must be submitted by April 1. Winners are announced in May. To download a Mentoring Guide or enter your program for recognition, go to:

March Madness Bundle Covers Work Ethics, Presentations

Set your students up for success in the classroom and workplace with tools that prepare them for everyday dilemmas as well as leadership opportunities. With RESOLUTE: Ethics at Work Cards (P101), students gain insight about conflicting values, and they discover the possible options and consequences. Leveraging Your Leadership with POWERRful Presentations (P52) provides students six simple steps to give speeches impact. The Teacher’s Guide provides lesson plans to help teachers help students enhance their public speaking skills. Save with the purchase of the March bundle-duo through March 31, 2019. STOCK NO. / BMAR2019 $29.95

Do You Want Your Students to Grow in Their Professionalism, Communication And Leadership Skills?

Consider budgeting for you and your student leaders to attend the Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) held in the nation’s capital Sept. 21-25. This conference offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on professionalism, communication and leadership. During the conference, participants will demonstrate the use of these key essential elements while advocating for SkillsUSA and career and technical education. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to tour Washington, visit the SkillsUSA National Leadership Center and watch the changing of the guards along with a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Conference registration opens Aug. 1 and is $450 per participant. Visit the following website for additional information:

GAERF Announces Student Design Competition

An 11th annual Student Design Competition has been launched by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF), in conjunction with its managing organization, the Association for PRINT Technologies. All students are invited to enter who are attending recognized secondary or postsecondary institutions in the continental United States and studying graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media.

The GAERF 2019 Student Design Competition, themed “GREETINGS!”, challenges students to design and produce a printed greeting card for the occasion of their choice. One secondary- and one postsecondary-school winner will be identified for each of the first-, second- and third-place awards. The first-place award is $2,000 plus a two-day all-expenses-paid trip for the student and instructor to attend PRINT 19 in Chicago Oct. 3-5. The second-place award is $1,500, and the third-place award is $1,000. Entry deadline is June 7.

For more information about the contest, go to: