Friday Flash




January Special on Contest Coaching Guides


Preparing for the SkillsUSA Championships is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their SkillsUSA Framework skills. As a SkillsUSA advisor, you have the unique opportunity to make a huge impact by helping students become college- and career-ready. This month, you can purchase the following coaching guides for $14.95 each, a more than 15% discount.


  • Chapter Business Procedure Coaching Guide.

  • Career Pathways Showcase Coaching Guide.

  • Prepared Speech Coaching Guide.

  • Job Skill Demonstration Coaching Guide.

To order any of these coaching guides online, visit


SKU: BKS901-1


The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) Scholarship is Now Open!

SkillsUSA has teamed up with the National Technical Honor Society to promote outstanding student achievement within career and technical education. SkillsUSA is encouraging chapters to consider participation in the honor society as part of their annual program of work.


NTHS will award four $1,000 scholarships to SkillsUSA members, two for high school members and two for college/postsecondary members.


To be eligible, students must be active, dues-paying members of  both SkillsUSA and NTHS. To apply, schools must have an active NTHS chapter, which includes submission of a charter application and approval from the school administration.


In the event that a qualified college/postsecondary member is not recommended by the scholarship committee, the available college/postsecondary scholarships will be awarded to high school students instead. For more information and to apply, visit


SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards Posted

SkillsUSA Professional Members have access to the Championships Technical Standards as part of their Professional Membership Benefits Package. For a brief, easy-to-follow screencast that walks you through how to access the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards and other benefits, visit Not yet a Professional Member? Email for information on how to join.




SkillsUSA Celebrates Career Essentials Certified Teachers


In December, the following individuals achieved their Career Essentials Certified Teacher status, becoming part of a national network of educators committed to preparing learners for success in the workforce:




Alejandra Salcedo, Slawson Southeast Occupational Center




Peggy Reilly-O’Brien, Cape Cod Tech




Kelton Lemons, McArthur High School, Texas


As a Career Essentials Certified Teacher, these educators are now exceptionally equipped to use the Career Essentials curriculum as a turnkey tool to equip learners to define, implement and measure their career-readiness skills. To acknowledge the efforts of our Career Essentials Certified Teachers, we maintain a digital map at that depicts the number of Career Essentials Certified Teachers in each state.


Discounted Pricing on Career Essentials Suite curriculum
We are pleased to announce that all Career Essentials project-based learning online curricula are deeply discounted for a limited time to support educators like you as you leverage new ways to teach in the upcoming school year! To view discounted price models, visit


 For more information about Career Essentials, visit


To register to attend a Career Essentials overview, go to: