Executive Update: December 1, 2021

Executive Update: December 1, 2021

Important Dates

  • Jan. 18-21, CMS Virtual Boot Camp
  • Jan. 31-Feb. 3: SkillsUSA Technical Committee Chair Meeting, Atlanta
  • Feb. 7-11, SkillsUSA Week

Interested in Mentoring a New State SkillsUSA Director?

State SkillsUSA directors can use their experience as state leaders to help someone else by mentoring a new state director. To participate, potential mentors will complete a short application. Applicants will then be sent a mentor guide to prepare them to serve and will be notified when there is a new state director who is a match. Complete a mentor application here. For questions, contact Gayle Silvey.

New Site Feature Allows Instant Printing of Membership Cards

SkillsUSA has implemented a feature on our membership registration site that allows advisors to print student and professional membership cards as soon as they join, right from the site. This online feature provides each member with a quality, printable card. Each school/organization has the option to print individual cards on one page or print multiple professional cards to a single page using the batch print option. This option is available to advisors who have a log-on to the membership registration website.

Nominations Now Open for Honorary Life and Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Awards

If you would like to nominate an individual for recognition as a SkillsUSA Honorary Life Member or Outstanding Career and Technical Educator, please submit your nomination by completing the online applications here. The deadline for applications is Feb. 15. For questions, contact Laura Rauch.

Career Opportunities at SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA has several career opportunity openings in the Office of Business Partnerships and Development and the Office of Education. More information is available here.

Earn Recognition for Service Through Presidential Honors

Once again at national conference, SkillsUSA will recognize individuals or chapters for their service efforts through the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). This program allows advisors, students and registered alumni to earn recognition for community service and volunteer activities. To qualify, SkillsUSA members, advisors or alumni can submit a record of their service hours. This presidential honor is an award that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers across the country who are answering a national call to serve others through their current activities or lifetime efforts. Details on qualifying hours and requirements for submission are available here. Applications must be received by April 1 for recognition at the 2022 NLSC.

World Series of Innovation Competition for Young Entrepreneurs

World Series of Innovation is an online, project-based competition sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Young innovators from across the globe are encouraged to enter and compete for cash prizes as they demonstrate teamwork and critical thinking skills. In the competition, teams or individual young entrepreneurs (ages 13-24) select one of eight challenges and create business solutions for that challenge that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Educators who want to use the World Series of Innovation in the classroom or as an extracurricular opportunity can access a robust resource toolkit online. Submissions are due by Dec. 15.