Join Us June 24 for the 2021 NLSC Awards and Recognition Session
We have spent this year apart, now, join us as we come together to celebrate the achievements of our members LIVE on Thursday, June 24, with recognition segments at 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET (with a short break between each). More information and a complete run-of-show can be found here. To watch the session, make sure you register at SkillsUSA’s virtual conference center and log in on June 24. The program is scheduled to conclude at 8 p.m. ET.
021 Awards and Recognition Book Now Available!
SkillsUSA’s 2021 Awards and Recognition Book is now available as a downloadable PDF, and a mobile-friendly version is coming soon. (When it arrives, the link will appear on the same page as referenced above).
The interactive Awards Book is the perfect complement to our upcoming virtual National Leadership and Skills Conference (June 21-24). It features information on our honorees, video greetings, reflections from our national officers on the year, competition information, interactive elements, downloads, shout-outs to our partners and much more to get you prepared for the week of NLSC and our live virtual Awards and Recognition Session on June 24.
Score SkillsUSA Swag in Our TikTok “Champions Challenge”
SkillsUSA has produced a new version of our official song: “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work.” It’s the same official song you know and love (and can’t get out of your head), newly produced for 2021 and beyond. Members can help share the new version of the song on TikTok and win cool prize packages from the SkillsUSA Store by entering this summer’s SkillsUSA Champions Challenge! Videos will be accepted through Aug. 7. Contest rules and a link to upload the video are here. If you have questions, contact social media manager Hayley Uffelman. In the meantime, see if you can find yourself or one of your friends in the video for the song. You can also stream or download from Spotify, Apple Music, or almost all other digital outlets.
Visit SkillsUSA TECHSPO and Connect with Industry
Imagine visiting dozens of companies in one day to learn more about their products, training and career opportunities, right from the comfort of your classroom or home — and on your own schedule! SkillsUSA’s virtual TECHSPO trade show allows every member to interact with our partners across dozens of industries. Access is free and easy. First, go to our virtual conference site and register or log in.
Next, navigate to the “Virtual Conference Center” and click on “Exhibit Hall.” Now you can search exhibitors by name or just click through the booth icons and visit them all!
Once in each booth, you can watch videos, explore products and services, engage in career exploration or connect through platform chat. Booths will remain open through the National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 21-24. Teachers are welcome to use the SkillsUSA virtual trade show as a learning challenge and have students report on various companies, ask questions and share what they learned from their interactions. Teachers who register themselves and at least 10 students in the virtual conference center between now and June 25 will be entered into a drawing for a Lowe’s $50 gift card.
Publicize Your 2021 NLSC Participation
Don’t just celebrate the accomplishments of your champions this year; share them! A press release is a simple way to keep students, teachers, administrators, parents and the media informed about 2021 NLSC participation while bringing positive attention to your state, schools and programs. SkillsUSA offers press release templates that can be personalized and shared with local newspapers, TV/radio stations, school/company newsletters and trade journals. The SkillsUSA 2021 NLSC Media Kit includes a link to sample press releases and is posted online to assist you with media relations.
A new, editable sample press release has been added to SkillsUSA’s advocacy site. It is a template to be used by instructors, parents and others to help get the word out to the media about the students who competed or participated in some other way (e.g., as a delegate or national officer candidate) during the NLSC. If you need assistance with SkillsUSA public relations, contact Jane Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-737-0612.