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New Advisors: Recruitment and More

Stir up student interest in the new chapter

Invite students from another school or state officers to speak to the training programs about SkillsUSA.

Hold a kick off event (show the Week of Champions DVD) and be sure to make the meeting fun.


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Champions at Work

Establish a student leadership structure

  • Elect classroom officers.
  • Elect school-wide officers, if you chapter is school-wide.
  • Form committees to help with the program of work.

Integrate SkillsUSA activities into ongoing classroom activities and lessons

Collect membership dues and submit dues and membership forms to the national office

  • Establish a bank account for the chapter.
  • Complete and submit a SkillsUSA membership forms
  • Help students decide how to pay for membership (Do individuals pay, can the school help, or will you hold a fundraiser to pay the annual member dues for the chapter?).

Prepare students for competition in the SkillsUSA Championships

  • Determine if you will have a local (school) contest. If so, determine and announce the rules, the date and any awards; invite industry advisory council members to help plan the event, conduct contests and serve as judges.
  • Complete registrations for students to move on to regional events, state events and national events, as appropriate
  • Help students prepare for any events they enter (click here for a list of contests)
  • Consider leadership events as well as technical skill competitions
  • Keep on top of the latest contest updates
  • Close out the year with a chapter appreciation banquet to recognize those who helped you during the year. Invite your school administrators or parents, if possible.

Review all activities and see how they can be improved. Begin planning for next year.

Information about Chapter Management.


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