- Starting a New Chapter (Tuesday, September 16) - Are you just beginning your journey with SkillsUSA? Discover step by step how to start your chapter so that it operates efficiently and is student lead, teacher advised.
- Membership Recruitment (Thursday, September 18) - You know that SkillsUSA is a great organization for students but how do you make students aware of the opportunities that membership will provide for them. Learn recruitment strategies, activities and best of all, how to make membership recruitment fun!
- Online Membership Registration System (Monday, September 22 and repeats on Oct. 21 and Nov. 11) - This session will cover how to register your students as official SkillsUSA members through the online registration process. Quick how-to demonstrations as well as step by step instructions for registering members.
- Chapter Officer Toolkit (Thursday, October 2) – This innovative system of chapter officer training merges online tutorials with sound best practices to create an incredible toolkit. Chapter officers will increase their knowledge and abilities in personal management, leadership, teamwork, communications, chapter operations, public relations, recruitment, member engagement and marketing.
- Managing Successful Chapter Meetings (Tuesday, October 14) – Successfully organized chapter meetings offer the opportunity to have every member of your SkillsUSA chapter involved. Discover how to easily ensure that your chapter officers are leading the meetings and that you, the advisor are doing just that, advising them. This session will also demonstrate how the use of committees gets every member engaged in the chapter.
- SkillsUSA Framework (Thursday, October 16) – Discover how your CTE program and SkillsUSA are relevant in today's economy. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA impacts the lives of America’s future workforce through the development of personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. This framework is supported by innovative programming, quality instruction, and industry partnerships focused on preparing students to succeed at work and in life. Learn how to showcase your CTE Program and SkillsUSA through the use of the framework in your public relations and marketing efforts.
- Online Membership Registration System (Tuesday, October 21 and repeats on Nov. 11) – This session will cover how to register your students as official SkillsUSA members through the online registration process. Quick how-to demonstrations as well as step by step instructions for registering members.
- Developing your Chapter’s Program of Work (Tuesday, October 28) – The SkillsUSA’s program of work is designed to allow chapters the vehicle for developing personal, workplace and technical skills among their members. To create a fully functioning chapter, make plans to include each of the seven pieces of the program of work: professional development, employability, community service, public relations, social, fundraising and championships.
- Chapter Excellence Program (Thursday, October 30) - The Chapter Excellence Program establishes a quality baseline that all chapters will be encouraged to attain with extra incentive for exemplary chapter performance. The program consists of three award tiers, with the first two tiers recognized at the state level and the final tier eligible for national recognition. The first tier honors chapters for achieving essential standards of excellence as a "Quality Chapter." The second tier recognizes chapter that go beyond the baseline requirements with bronze, silver and gold "Chapters of Distinction" awards. Finally, the third tier honors the very best chapters in the nation through a “Models of Excellence” award. These chapters define excellence across the board, serving as models for other chapters to emulate in strengthening their local programs. Learn how your chapter can be recognized as part of the Chapter Excellence Program.
- Career Readiness Curriculum (Tuesday, November 4) - Is your CTE program focused on the drastic skills gap in today’s workforce? Is your classroom effective at combining relevant workplace skills with academic standards? The Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC) can help ensure that you are preparing your student’s for workplace success. CRC supports the framework of the SkillsUSA mission, which includes personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics - all essential to a successful, student-oriented CTE program. This innovative curriculum includes 25 lesson plans and is based on Common Core State Standards and infuses 21st Century Skills into student engagement activities. The Career Readiness Curriculum is a free, member benefit as part of payment for SkillsUSA professional membership dues.
- SkillsUSA Programs (Thursday, November 6) – Learn about the whole host of program opportunities that SkillsUSA provides to its members. Programs covered will include scholarship opportunities, Work Force Ready System, CareerSafe, Professional Development Program, Career Skills Education Program, Student2Student Mentoring, President’s Volunteer Service Award and several others.
- Online Membership Registration System (Tuesday, November 11) - This session will cover how to register your students as official SkillsUSA members through the online registration process. Quick how-to demonstrations as well as step by step instructions for registering members.
- College/postsecondary Member Engagement Strategies (Thursday, November 13) – College/postsecondary members have limited time not only in their personal life to devote to SkillsUSA but also within the time that they are actually enrolled in your program. Discover best practices to get members engaged that will lead to them getting a job, getting a better job or making more money.