We would like to take a moment to talk about the Advisor's Association's past and our future:
In the past:
The way the association has been run in the recent past was by paid membership. The association would arrange some type of fundraiser (t-shirts, dues collection, etc.). The monies collected would then be donated to SkillsUSA Georgia to the Youth Development Foundation (YDF). Chances are if you've had a student earn their way to the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference they earned one or more scholarships. One of which was probably from the YDF. The YDF is a wonderful organization that helps raise funds for our students. As you may recall, last year the Advisor's Association did not collect any dues or did we do any fundraisers. One of our awesome advisor's was able to secure a corporate sponsorship in the name of the association in the amount of $950 (over twice the normal contribution).
In the future (Money):
How we will handle money -
To obtain maximum transparency and above board accountability the SkillsUSA Georgia Advisor's Association send all money collected through fundraising and/or donations, etc. will be sent directly to Mrs. Ashley Brown. The monies deposited will be in an earmarked account for the Advisor's Association within SkillsUSA Georgia's books.
In the future
(SkillsUSA Georgia Advisor's Association: A Collaborative PLN):
2014 - 2015 Collaboration Facilitators:
Mr. Jeff Dykes (President)
Sandy Creek High School
Ms. Kimberly Larson (Vice President)
Effingham College & Career Academy
** please let us know if you are interested in becoming a facilitator **
Nothing, Nada, Zip, Zilch, $0.00, €0, £0
Our Mission Statement:
The SkillsUSA Georgia Advisor's Association: A Collaborative PLN is here to provide collaborative support to all SkillsUSA Georgia advisors and their students. This is an outstanding community for both new advisors as well as veteran advisors. Just as teachers participate in professional development, join professional learning networks (PLN), and join professional organizations, it is exciting to expose our students to those same types of career enhancement tools.
Why is this collaboration important?
As we all know, the final standard in all of our courses examines how our student organization, SkillsUSA, is an integral part of our students' career and education. This does not mean that all students must be paid members of SkillsUSA/SkillsUSA Georgia. If you read through the standard you will see the State of Georgia added this standard to help expose the students to professional development. This is the same for all CTAE (Career Technical Agricultural Education) courses and their CTSO's (Career Technical Student Organizations).
What's exciting is that through collaboration we can bounce ideas off of each other for lessons plans and competitions. The best part of this collaboration is that it is FREE.
How to connect:
To become apart of the SkillsUSA Georgia's Advisors Association: A Collaborative PLN
Thank you for your time and we look forward to working with all of you!
SkillsUSA Georgia Advisor's Association
p.s. To quote the movie "Bring It On" from 2000, the character, Torrance Shipman, said "I define being the best as competing against the best".