Friday Flash 5-20-22

National Leadership and Skills Conference Attendees: Please remember to download the SkillsUSA NLSC App on your phone or smart device.

NLSC Attendees: Please download Remind and join our “class” for important announcements and reminders. To sign up for NLSC 2022 notifications, please visit https://www.remind.com/join/278hfd2


NLSC Attendees:
Be sure to review tech standards and check contest updates!
https://www.skillsusa.org/competitions/skillsusa-championships/contest-updates/


PLEASE PAY ALL PAST DUE INVOICES FOR MEMBERSHIP, STATE AND NLSC.
You can call SkillsUSA customer care to assist you find out if you have an unpaid invoice.
Go to skillsusa-register.org to locate invoices and see if they have been paid. Customer care can be reached at 844-875-4557


Welcome our new SkillsUSA Washington State Officer Team!
Pablo Luna – President – Toppenish HS
Ashley Christman – Vice President – Central Kitsap HS
Erastine Gee – Secretary – Oak Harbor HS
Haily Hattenbach – Treasurer – Oak Harbor HS
Rohnitpal Thind – Social Media Officer – Yakima Valley Tech

SkillsUSA Rhode Island Student Receives Presidential CTE Scholar Honors

John T. Soscia, a Pre-Engineering/Robotics student at Cranston (R.I.) High School,
was named a 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar in career and technical education. The
2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of two students from each state along
with 20 scholars in the arts, 20 scholars in career and technical education and 15
additional scholars chosen at large. Visit here for a complete list of the 2022 U.S.
Presidential Scholars.

Love and Logic Session: Guiding Students to Solve Problems
Join us on May 31 from 3:30-5 p.m. ET for a Love and Logic session designed to help you learn how to guide students to own and solve their own problems. The cost to attend is $10. Register here. For questions, contact Karolina Belen

Helping Your Students Prepare for the NLSCcesses at Your SLSC
The National Leadership & Skills Conference is a week-long event full of rewarding experiences that student members will talk about for years. Helping students prepare is important as there are dress requirements and multiple events throughout the week. Here is a list of reminders that will help.

• Download the SkillsUSA NLSC 2022 app: Download Instructions
• Review the full SkillsUSA NLSC schedule: Download Schedule
• Download and review the conference attire by day: Conference Attire
• Bring cellphone and phone charger. Put your SkillsUSA advisor’s cellphone number in your contacts
• Bring identification (student ID, driver’s license or passport)
• Bring extra cash or a credit or debit card for emergencies, food, shopping or SkillsUSA souvenirs.
(Please note that the GWCC and State Farm Arena are cashless facilities and accept all major debit
cards, credit cards, Apple Pay and Visa Pay.)
• Toiletries (including deodorant, razors, toothbrush, shampoo/conditioner)
• Comfortable shoes and dress shoes
• Contest uniform
• Contest equipment (if applicable)
• Official SkillsUSA attire (if applicable)
• Casual clothes
• Refillable water bottle
• Backpack (take note of where and when carrying a backpack will not be allowed.)

SkillsUSA University Offerings at NLSC
At this year’s National Leadership & Skills Conference, the 2022 SkillsUSA University will feature 27 free educational seminars on a variety of topics for all registered attendees. This is a chance to learn directly from industry expert practitioners and gain fieldspecific skills to incorporate into classroom instruction. Workshops will be held June 21-23 at the Georgia World Congress Center and feature SkillsUSA programs, the latest trends in technology, career opportunities, safety programs and technical skills demonstrated by career cluster experts. All participants receive a certificate of participation, and many sessions include handouts, software, curriculum previews and other resources for teachers, students and parents. Preregistration is not required. View the schedule of workshops here.

Academy of Excellence Offerings at NLSC
If you are planning to attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference, don’t miss the Academy of Excellence professional development trainings, featuring more than 30 sessions for new and experienced teachers, administrators and counselors. These trainings will take place June 21-23 at the Georgia World Congress Center and feature session topics such as classroom management, teacher burnout prevention, effective learning strategies, neutralizing student arguments, best practices and effective communication. Preregistration is not required. View the schedule of sessions here.

SkillsUSA Scholarships Still Open

Several SkillsUSA scholarships are still open to benefit SkillsUSA students in pursuit of further education or certification in their chosen fields. Help spread the word about these opportunities:

  • Fine Homebuilding #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship
    Scholarships to SkillsUSA high school or college/postsecondary students continuing their education or certification programs in construction-related fields. Deadline: May 30.
  • Larry Rash Memorial Scholarship
    Two $2,500 scholarships to support active SkillsUSA members who plan to further their education in architectural drafting (or a related field). Deadline: May 31.
  • Bob Westphal Memorial Scholarship
    Merit-based scholarships for high school or college/postsecondary students continuing their education in energy construction (oil and gas pipelines, gas distribution, solar, and wind). Deadline: May 31.
  • Bob Westphal Memorial Scho• Clifford T. Rees, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Multiple $2,500 scholarships to SkillsUSA high school juniors, seniors or college/postsecondary students in enrolled in a HVACR or a general construction program and who will be pursuing college/postsecondary career training in the HVACR industry. Deadline: May 31.
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Travel Scholarship
    Up to eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to support a student and/or chapter’s travel expenses to attend and compete in the SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta. To apply, download the 2022 ACCSC Scholarship Application for Members of SkillsUSA to review eligibility requirements and complete the application. Deadline: June 1.
  • Student Research Foundation Scholarship
    Up to eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to support a student and/or chapter’s travel expenses to attend and compete in the SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta. To apply, download the 2022 ACCSC Scholarship Application for Members of SkillsUSA to review eligibility requirements and complete the application. Deadline: June 1.

SkillsUSA Scholarships Open for Applications
Several scholarships are open to benefit SkillsUSA students in pursuit of further education or certification in their chosen fields. Help spread the word about these opportunities:

  • Larry Rash Memorial Scholarship
    Two $2,500 scholarships in 2022 to support active SkillsUSA members who plan to further their education in architectural drafting (or a related field). Deadline: May 31. 
  • Bob Westphal Memorial Scholarship
    Merit-based scholarships to high school or college/postsecondary students continuing their education to pursue a career in energy construction (oil and gas pipelines, gas distribution, solar, and wind). Deadline: May 31.  
  • Clifford T. Rees, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Multiple $2,500 scholarships to SkillsUSA high school juniors, seniors or college/postsecondary students in enrolled in a HVACR or a general construction program and who will be pursuing college/postsecondary career training in the HVACR industry. Deadline: May 31.
  • Student Research Foundation Scholarship
    One scholarship to a SkillsUSA member currently enrolled in high school who plans to continue their education in a postsecondary program. It recognizes outstanding community contribution. Deadline: July 26.

Applications and more scholarship information are available here.

The SkillsUSA Store — Free Shipping

With the National Leadership & Skills Conference approaching, now is
the perfect time to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on all orders at
the SkillsUSA Store to stock up for all of your pre-conference needs.



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Karmen Warner, State Director, SkillsUSA Washington
SkillsUSA Customer Care: 844-875-4557 customercare@skillsusa.org
www.skillsusawashington.org
director@skillsusawashington.org 360-608-3826

Check out the latest conference updates and announcements. You will find the most up to date information on all contest here.