COVID Guidelines for CTSO Activites

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged North Dakota K12 Education, putting much strain on Career and Technical Education and its respective Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs supported by the ND Department of Career and Technical Education (NDCTE) include FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, DECA, SkillsUSA and TSA.

 

NDCTE provides this document as guidance and recommendations on how to manage CTSO activities, safely, while still preserving the integrity of these events. The guidelines and recommendations will be reviewed and edited on the 15th of each month, or as new executive orders are provided.

   NDCTE Guidelines

Membership Dues

Rosters and payment due February 15

Students must be  registered members to compete in state or national competitions

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Why Students should Become Members

 

SkillsUSA is a professional organization that is designed to be run by students for their own growth and benefit. SkillsUSA members develop into well-rounded people with technical, academic and employable skills that will help them get a job and have a successful career. Through chapter meetings, contests, leadership conferences and activities, students will build these skills.

Being a member also determines eligibility for running for office, serving as a voting delegate or being a leadership or skill contestant at the state or national level. Don’t let a single student lose out on a life-changing opportunity.

Membership registration is completed online through the National SkillsUSA website. Make sure to enter your email address as you will be receiving a code through email to log into the Technical Standards.

​Student:  $15  ($8 for National Dues, $7 for State Dues)

Send Payment to:

SkillsUSA, Inc.

Attn: Membership Dept.

14001 SkillsUSA Way
Leesburg, VA 20176-5494

Why Advisors should Become Professional Members:

 

Becoming a professional member gives you access to the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards, Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC), and Jump into STEM curriculum.

 

​Professional:  $26  ($20 for National Dues, $6 for State Dues)

Send Payment to:

SkillsUSA, Inc.

Attn: Membership Dept.

14001 SkillsUSA Way
Leesburg, VA 20176-5494

Chapter Management

Starting a Chapter

To start a new SkillsUSA chapter, you simply need to get permission from your administration, present the opportunity to students and then enroll your members. Your official charter will be presented at a later date by your state association (usually at a state conference).

 

Once enrolled, your chapter can run various SkillsUSA activities and enter our state or national competitions. You can run community service and a variety of other activities using our Program of Work. We do not mandate how you run the local program. However, each student must be registered as a member before competing in our state or national competitions.

Program of Work

When a chapter provides experiences in all six categories of the

SkillsUSA Program of Work, it empowers students to become career

ready. These activities allow students the opportunity to practice

and perform the Essential Elements of the SkillsUSA Framework

and receive feedback to strengthen their skills.    

More information can be found on Nationals website at:

https://www.skillsusa.org/programs/program-of-work/

​​Membership Kits

 

 

You can download kits and information from the National SkillsUSA website to help you involve staff or students.

Unpacking the Membership Kit Tutorial

Technical Standards

The SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards is the official competition guide for state and national events. It contains rules, technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements eligibility and equipment lists for each event. It also lists the embedded academic skills in math, English and science. The SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards manual is available online to professional members as part of the paid membership.

Technical Standards Tutorials

SkillsUSA North Dakota · 600 E. Blvd Ave., Dept. 270 · Bismarck, ND 58501

(701) 328-3178