Executive Update: February 15, 2022

Executive Update: February 15, 2022

Important Dates

February: Career and Technical Education Month
March 1: National Membership Deadline
May 3-4: Connect to My Future Conference
May 5: National Signing Day
May 8: SkillsUSA’s 57th Anniversary

Thanks for a Memorable SkillsUSA Week

Thanks to all who helped make SkillsUSA Week 2022 a rousing and inspiring success. State directors, please encourage your advisors to submit their SkillsUSA Week stories, photos, videos and activities to the national office, and we may shine an online spotlight their way. In the meantime, visit our growing collection of photos from the week that came in from around the country.

Remind Advisors to Register Members by March 1

State directors, please pass on to your advisors that the SkillsUSA national membership deadline is March 1. Students must meet both state and national deadlines to be eligible for national competition, serve as voting delegates or run for national office. Professional membership provides valuable benefits, too. Once advisors join with a valid email address, they immediately receive access to a wide variety of tools and professional development opportunities. All membership benefits are detailed in this online guide.

Annual Corporation Forms Due March 1

It’s time for state SkillsUSA directors to complete the annual corporation form. This information is key to communicating with corporation members throughout the year and preparing for the annual SkillsUSA Inc. Corporation Meeting in June. The deadline for submission to the Office of the Executive Director is March 1. Complete and submit the form here.

Journey of a Jacket Connects Donors with Students

It may be winter, but you will get a warm and happy feeling when you view this unboxing and thank-you video about SkillsUSA’s new Journey of a Jacket program! SkillsUSA is celebrating the first students selected to receive an official red SkillsUSA jacket gifted by supporters. We’re also inviting stakeholders like you to donate to the Journey of a Jacket fund so that more SkillsUSA members can benefit!

2021-22 Advisor of the Year Resources Available

This year’s Advisor of the Year (AOY) information and resources for state SkillsUSA directors are located on SkillsUSA CONNECT. There are two separate guides: one for state associations that will use the SkillsUSA Register site to collect and judge state-level AOY applications and the other for state associations that will select their AOY recipient using their own process and then submit their winner into the national AOY program. The deadline for state directors to submit their recipients is April 1. For questions, contact Taryn Erminio.

National Officers Ready to Serve at Your State Events

State SkillsUSA directors: SkillsUSA’s national officers are ready and willing to serve at your state conference by speaking at events, introducing partners or other stakeholders and facilitating workshops. Complete a request form today to get assistance for your state conference while providing an incredible opportunity for a student leader.

Due Dates

Feb. 27: SkillsUSA University request for presentation proposals due

March 1: SkillsUSA national membership deadline
March 1: #MasteroftheTrade Scholarship applications due.
March 1: National Youth Safety Video Contest entries due
March 1: Annual Corporation Forms due
March 15: National Conference Pin and T-Shirt Design Contest entries due

April 1: President’s Volunteer Service Award applications due
April 1: Student2Student entries due
April 1: State director deadline to submit their state Advisor of the Year recipient
April 1: Hall of Champions Award applications due

May 17: National Leadership and Skills Conference registration deadline
May 17: NLSC hotel reservations due
May 17: Activate, Leverage and Engage registration deadline
May 17: State association NLSC registration appointment request due
May 20: Confirm NLSC state hotel reservation block, if applicable
May 30: Fine Homebuilding #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship applications due

June 1: National Officer applications due
June 3: Payment for NLSC state delegation registration and ALE due
June 20: State lapel pins due

July 26: Student Research Foundation Scholarship applications due