SkillsUSA Michigan Week and National SkillsUSA Week gives chapters, advisors and student members the opportunity to promote SkillsUSA programs at activities at the local level. During SkillsUSA weeks, members can also help raise awareness of SkillsUSA. This can be accomplished through membership drives, field trips to local businesses, an open house for parents or industry partners, a visit to local community organizations to make a brief presentation about SkillsUSA, or providing news releases and public service announcements to local media outlets for possible distribution.
Involvement in activities such as these brings positive recognition to SkillsUSA, SkillsUSA Michigan and to local schools and their students. Also, it underscores the importance of SkillsUSA’s purposes and mission, which is to help prepare America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs.
Local Chapter Ideas for Celebrating the State and National SkillsUSA Weeks
There are lots of ways to celebrate the SkillsUSA Weeks. Some local chapters plan a different activity for each day of the week, while others pick one day and hold one or two events. Start planning well before each SkillsUSA Week to organize any special events. Make sure to invite the local press (newspapers, television, bloggers) to your events! Here are some sample activities you might consider: