May 15th, 2010
We have posted many SkillsUSA Championships contest updates on our Web page. To view them, please visit www.skillsusa.org/compete/updates.shtml and make sure the information gets to the national competitors. There aren’t updates in every contest; just in some. If new information is presented about a contest, the information can be critical to a student’s competition.
We ask the technical committees to complete contest updates by June 1 so the students can prepare. If they do add or change anything after June 1, we mail the information directly to the competitors.
May 15th, 2010
This year, again, we will be offering only digital copies of winners’ photos (no prints). These photos of groups of contest winners are taken back stage at the Awards Ceremony. There will be no charge for the photo(s). A photo order form will be distributed to winners back stage and can also be downloaded from www.skillsusa.org/downloads/PDF/NLSC/photoform.pdf. For more information, contact Jane Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-737-0612.
November 15th, 2009
February 1, 2010 is the deadline for entries to the SkillsUSA National Conference Pin and T-Shirt competition. This event is open to all paid student members of SkillsUSA. What a great way to have a student and advisor from your state recognized in front of a national audience. Paid registration to nationals, a plaque for the teacher and student, plus a school grant to the advisor of the winning student will be announced at a later date. Rules are in the membership kit and are also posted on the SkillsUSA Web site at: www.skillsusa.org/compete/pindesign.shtml. Questions may be directed to Karen Perrino at 703-737-0610 or to email@example.com.
October 15th, 2009
The SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards have been revised and new rules will be effective at the 2010 Championships. Contest guidelines are included within the 2010 contest singles. The contest singles provide the contest guidelines, helpful hints from some of our technical committee members and the 2009 contest project (if available). Singles are available at www.skillsusa.org/store/singles.html.
April 1st, 2009
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announces the 2010 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month theme – CTE: Invest in Your Future. ACTE is hosting its annual CTE Month Logo Design Contest and is looking for logo submissions that illustrate the importance of CTE in providing the skills necessary for students to be competitive in the work force. The contest is open to all CTE students. The designer of the winning CTE Month logo will receive a check for $250.
Submissions are due by Friday, May 8, 2009. The winner of the ACTE 2010 CTE Month Logo Design Contest will be contacted in May by ACTE. For more information, and specific details and instructions, please visit the CTE Month Web page at www.acteonline.org/ctemonth or contact Jon Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries become the property of ACTE, and the designer relinquishes any and all rights to compensation for use of the design.
ACTE prefers a two-color logo design submitted in EPS (Illustrator) format, with a printed proof of the logo submission included. Entries may be submitted by mail or e-mail. For mail entries, please send logo on a CD to: Marketing Department, ACTE, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. E-mail entries should be sent to email@example.com and must include the EPS file and a PDF of the logo.
April 1st, 2009
SkillsUSA encourages all Spring 2009 high school or college graduates to join nearly ten million other former members in the SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends organization.
We’re extending our offer of a free alumni membership to all currently registered members. Members are sent a link to our online magazine, SkillsUSA Champions as well as the online alumni forum. SkillsUSA is working to provide more networking opportunities for alumni, and more opportunities for involvement at the local, state and national level.
SkillsUSA advisors who sign up 10 or more students for the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association can enter a drawing to win a free trip!
Step 1: To have your students register, send them to the following link to sign up. It only takes a minute: www.skillsusa.org/supporters/alumnireg.shtml.
Step 2: Keep a list of the names of students who sign up for alumni. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your list of student names. You will then be entered into a drawing for two airline tickets anywhere in the continental United States. Drawing will take place May 1, 2009. Each 10 names counts for one chance to win the trip, and you may register as many alumni members as you like.
March 15th, 2009
On March 2, we had 51 of our best supporters – members of the SkillsUSA Championships technical committees here at the national center for their annual meeting. They were getting ready for conference, but while we had them here we took advantage of their expertise by holding a Web conference on preparing for participation in competitions. It was a very interactive session with lots of questions and sharing with teachers and students. Six of our technical committee chairs spoke including: Bill Chenaille, Photography; Greg Doster, Major Appliance Technology; Wayne Hawley, Electronics Technology; Scott Norman, Automotive Service Technology; Sharon Schaub, Executive Committee; and Jim Wall, Precision Machining Technology. Board President Cameron Ferguson called the event to order. The Web cast is archived at http://www.skillsusa.org/compete/webconf09.shtml.
January 15th, 2009
February 1, 2009 is the deadline for entries of the SkillsUSA National Conference Pin competition. This event is open to all paid student members of SkillsUSA. What a great way to have a student and advisor from your state recognized in front of a national audience. Rules are in the membership kit and are also posted on the SkillsUSA Web site on this page. Questions may be directed to Danielle Rinker at 703-737-0636 or to email@example.com.