Friday Flash



Deadline Approaching for the SkillsUSA Honorary Life Membership and Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Awards

The deadline is approaching and we are looking for additional nominations for both the SkillsUSA Honorary Life Membership and the Outstanding Career and Technical Educator awards.

The Honorary Life Membership is SkillsUSA’s highest recognition for outstanding service that advances the purposes and goals of the national organization, and the Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Award honors individual educators for their service and dedication to career and technical education and SkillsUSA.

To nominate someone for Honorary Life Membership or Outstanding Career and Technical Educator, submit applications at the following links. The deadline is Feb. 15.

If you have questions, contact Laura Rauch at


New In SkillsUSA CONNECT: Customer Care Team Chat!

SkillsUSA CONNECT is SkillsUSA’s virtual community available only to SkillsUSA professional members and active high school or college/postsecondary members. With SkillsUSA CONNECT, members can take advantage of all the exciting experiences and programs that SkillsUSA has to offer while also collaborating with fellow members nationwide.

This month, there is one more reason to login to SkillsUSA CONNECT: Advisors can now use the newly added Customer Care Team Chat feature via their Advisor Dashboard. This will allow SkillsUSA advisors to get just-in-time support on any number of topics, including membership, the Career Essentials Suite, the Professional Membership Benefits Package, and more! To create your account in SkillsUSA CONNECT, visit

Marsha Daves Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline is Feb. 1

SkillsUSA is pleased to be offering one annual merit-based $1,500 scholarship for college/postsecondary education to a state officer in memory of the legacy left by our champion Marsha Daves (pictured). The scholarship is open to SkillsUSA state officers in ALL REGIONS who are high school seniors or non-senior college/postsecondary students. The Marsha Daves Scholarship recognizes how SkillsUSA student leaders are empowered by the skills they have gained through their association with SkillsUSA to fulfill the mission of becoming world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. For more information, and to apply for the scholarship, visit:

CareerSafe to Sponsor the National Youth Safety Video Contest

Once again, CareerSafe will sponsor the National Youth Safety Video Contest. Students across the country are challenged to create a two-minute video demonstrating safety in the workplace. All submissions must be sent to CareerSafe by March 1. The winning students will receive a SkillsUSA prize pack as well as a scholarship up to $2,500, and the winning school will receive a prize up to $5,000. For details, visit the CareerSafe website at: