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We hope that you and your loved ones are continuing to stay well and safe during this crisis. Please see information below regarding upcoming events for Online Championships, CEP, and an opportunity for senior recognition. 

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Exam Testing Instructions 

 
We are one week away from the online championships exam window of April 27 - May 6 and anticipate having a high student participation rate in this virtual competition. All of us at SkillsUSA Georgia are looking forward to hosting our first ever virtual competition! 

Next Steps for Advisors
All advisors will receive usernames and passwords for each of their contestants via email from SkillsUSA Georgia. Advisors will be responsible for distributing this information to their individual competitors. Please be on the lookout for that email within the next week. 

Specific information about the online exams and testing reminders can be found here:
https://92309d7c-215b-4ab1-b55a-76783b77b8e0.filesusr.com/ugd/219cfe_35b466d0eb474b64a9bb32864f12e432.pdf?index=true

Thank you! 

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to help further the success of our first ever online championships. Our members have put in a lot of hard work and long hours preparing to compete. We're proud to host more than 120 online contests next week and believe it will be a fulfilling experience for everyone. 
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SkillsUSA Georgia Online Championships
 
Overview of Online Championships
The SkillsUSA Georgia Online Championships is being created to meet the needs of these extraordinary circumstances and times currently being faced as a result of the coronavirus and to comply with state government and agency limits of mass gatherings. SkillsUSA Georgia is committed to providing an experience to our membership. Technical committee members as well as business and industry partners have reached out to offer their assistance to ensure that our members have an opportunity to showcase their skils. 
 
Contest Delivery Methods 
Virtual Contest: Virtual contests will provide an opportunity that closely matches the on-site, hands-on assessment. Technical Committees will create online environments and simulations to replicate authentic assessment. For contests that require an interview, video conference tools will be utilized to digitally facilitate the contest. 

Project Submission
For contests that are presentations, projects, portfolios, and displays. Technical Standards will be modified to a digital submission format and uploaded to SkillsUSA Georgia. Many presentations will become video submissions. Portfolios will need to be created into a portable document format (PDF). Projects that follow specific prompts will be released following registration and need to be submitted within the time outlined. 

Online Written Test
100 question online test that follows the contest's standards and competencies outlined in the Technical Standards. These exams are being prepared and written by our Technical Committees who would have facilitated the on-site contest. A new professional development tiebreaker exam will also be administered. These exams will NOT be the same exam used for the State Qualifying Exam process. Preparation guides will not be available for contest exams. 
 
Online Championship Timeline 
April 1: Project submission guidelines will be released
April 27 - May 6: Online Exam Window 
May 1: Project Submission Deadline
May  4: Virtual Contest Window 
May 11: State Champions Announcement Released 

For contest guidelines and Online Championships FAQ please see the link here:
https://www.skillsusageorgia.org

 
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Chapter Excellence Program 
 
It is exciting that during this difficult time we can still recognize and honor our CEP participating chapters for their standard of excellence. We are thrilled to be able to recognize chapters for their efforts of intentionality around ensuring that students receive Framework skill development.

SkillsUSA Georgia will announce CEP winners tomorrow! 

SkillsUSA will announce the selection of MOE chapters on June 1st. 

Schools will be receiving badging for their recognition which they can proudly display on their school website or in the advisors signature line. 
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SkillsUSA Georgia Senior Recognition 

SkillsUSA Georgia is proud of our seniors and would love the opportunity to showcase your senior's accomplishments on the SkillsUSA Georgia Instagram and website. 

Please have your senior members complete the form below which will ask them questions about their time as a SkillsUSA member and will ask them to upload pictures. 

Wufoo Link: https://skillsusageorgia.wufoo.com/forms/k3wkuan181gdix/
 
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