2. Connect with your state SkillsUSA director
Once you have gathered the support of your administrator, it is extremely important to connect on the state SkillsUSA level. Connecting directly with your state SkillsUSA director will ensure you are included in all future mailings and they will provide assistance in the successful formation of your chapter.
- If you are a new chapter, it is imperative that you submit a local constitution and chapter charter to your state SkillsUSA director. Both of these documents can be found online and completed electronically. 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.