SkillsUSA Week is Feb. 6-10, 2023, and SkillsUSA members can participate in many ways, including honoring community supporters, connecting with local business and industry professionals, making a presentation about their CTE program and SkillsUSA chapter at a school board meeting and more. We encourage members to celebrate by planning activities that follow the daily schedule of events using the SkillsUSA Week Chapter Guide.
Monday | Recognition Day
- Recognize and honor members, advisors, administrators, business partners, community leaders and supporters who make a meaningful impact on your CTE program and SkillsUSA chapter.
- Make the instructors who support your program feel special by bringing them a corsage, a special bag lunch, or host a lunch through the culinary program.
- Deliver cookies and a thank you note to instructors, partners, and other leaders who support the organization.
- Formally recognize the principal of your school with a certificate of appreciation and an honorary membership in SkillsUSA. Principals are vital in supporting your SkillsUSA chapter.
- Invite the press to attend any events you plan during the week, and let them know who to contact for more information.
Tuesday | Give Back Day
- Rally around your school community by focusing on ways for your chapter to give back.
- Work with your school administrators to identify areas of need on your campus.
- Conduct a community service activity to bring greater awareness to your program.
- Visit a nursing home to provide services to the residents.
- Hold a car care clinic.
- Donate toys or other items to a local shelter or children’s floor at a hospital.
- Conduct a cleanup/early spring landscape program at your school.
- Offer to paint a mural at a day-care center.
- Share your chapter's efforts on social media and show you care about your community!
Wednesday | Partner Day
- This is an excellent time to make the community and business leaders in your community aware of your SkillsUSA Chapter.
- Invite local business, community and industry leaders to a chapter meeting to hear a presentation, highlighting the importance of developing career-readiness skills found in the SkillsUSA Framework.
Thursday | Advocacy Day
- Amplify CTE in your community by conducting a local public relations activity such as presenting to school board members, administrators, and community group leaders.
- Request a proclamation from the mayor, city council, board of supervisors, or school board and ask if your local SkillsUSA officers can be present at an upcoming meeting to receive it.
- Host an open house to showcase chapter activities and make short presentations in each program. Invite parents, community leaders, business and industry representatives, and middle school or elementary students who might be interested in technical career paths.
- Visit a local elementary or middle school and talk about career and technical education programs.
Friday | SkillsUSA Day
- Encourage all members to wear SkillsUSA t- shirts, polo shirts, or the SkillsUSA official attire.
- Make a school announcement about SkillsUSA Week and any special activities you have planned (over the school public address system and/or television station).
- Hang SkillsUSA signs or banners throughout the school.
- Hold a poster or photo contest with prizes. Deliver public service announcements (PSAs) to local radio or television stations.
- Provide news releases and photographs to the school and local newspaper.
- Make a bulletin board or display about SkillsUSA for a school hallway.
- Set up a SkillsUSA information table in the school cafeteria or at the mall to tell people about the program.