Check the Files — Do You Have a Chapter Charter and Constitution? If Not, It’s Not Too Late

Make the 2018-2019 school year the year for creating a chapter that’s built on a rock-solid foundation. Whether you’ve had an active chapter for years or your chapter is just developing, now is the time to ensure success!

To do that, take a look at the steps below to apply for a chapter charter and create a chapter constitution. Even if you have been operating as a chapter for a number of years, it’s not too late to create your constitution and formalize your structure. Don’t delay on this step, and be sure to get your members involved in the process. It is a great way to learn about the organization.

  • If you are a new chapter, it is imperative that you submit a local constitution and chapter charter to your state SkillsUSA director. Once the state SkillsUSA director has accepted your local constitution and chapter charter, your school will be included among the registered users on the SkillsUSA registration site.
  • Complete the SkillsUSA Application for a Chapter Charter. The charter requires an administrator’s signature. You may want to have students share their excitement about the new chapter by delivering the charter to the administrator for his or her signature.
  • Along with the charter, the chapter must submit a constitution. Use the Suggested Local Constitution as a guideline, and ensure that you update it with school-specific information. Your chapter can always amend the constitution in the future if there is ever a need.
  • Your chapter is official once your state SkillsUSA director has accepted your charter and constitution. You are ready to move forward to take advantage of local, state and national opportunities that await you and your students.