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CTSO Advisor Training. September 21, 2011. Amy Johnson, Thomas Edison High School of Technology Marjorie Kellman, Washington County Technical High School. Characteristics of a Successful Chapter. Capable officers Challenging program Adequate financing Shared responsibilities

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Ctso advisor training

CTSO Advisor Training

September 21, 2011

Amy Johnson, Thomas Edison High School of Technology

Marjorie Kellman, Washington County Technical High School


Characteristics of a successful chapter

Characteristics of a Successful Chapter

Capable officers

Challenging program

Adequate financing

Shared responsibilities

Appropriated equipment and supplies

Complete records

Cooperative administration, faculty and student involvement


Generate student interest

Generate Student Interest

  • Motivate membership

  • Facilitate a positive attitude

  • Effective promotion

    • Highlight opportunities

    • Guest speakers from local chapters

    • Engaging initial activities to involve students

    • Opportunity for student interface

    • Provide time for discussion, Q & A


Communicate with parents

Communicate with Parents

  • Letters, fliers, handouts, brochures

  • Parent night for discussion

  • Invite parents to attend a meeting

  • Generate visibility and community support

  • Focus on benefits

    • Occupational experience

    • Class performance and conduct

    • Citizenship and scholastic achievement

    • Time management & personal development

    • Employment opportunity & increased earnings


Conduct meetings

Conduct Meetings

  • Reference State materials & guidelines

  • Discuss leadership qualities

  • Develop an agenda

    • Purpose of Organization

    • Relationship to growth of future members

    • Organizational structure

    • Duties and responsibilities

    • Positions within organization

  • Teach how to conduct a business meeting


Student orientation

Student Orientation

  • Promote organization

    • In classes

    • Individual contacts

  • Integrate CTSO activities into curriculum daily

  • Demonstrate relevancy of activity to students

  • Solicit student involvement


Membership recruitment and sign ups

Membership Recruitment and Sign-ups

If you are an advisor starting a SkillsUSA section within your classroom at a school that

already has SkillsUSA, here are the basic steps to follow:

• Stir up student interest in your program (use the sample script available online)

• Invite students from another training program, another school or your state SkillsUSA

officers to speak to your students about SkillsUSA

• Hold a kickoff event (show a SkillsUSA video), and be sure to make the meeting fun


Membership recruitment and sign ups continued

Membership Recruitment and Sign-ups Continued

• Collect membership dues, and submit dues and membership to the national

headquarters. You may use the roster in the membership kit, download a roster from

the Web site, or join electronically at: www.skillsusa-register.org/Login.aspx

• Establish a bank account for the chapter

• Decide how to pay for membership (individuals can pay, the school can help, or you

can hold a fundraiser to pay the annual member dues for the chapter)

• Elect classroom officers

• Elect school wide officers, if you chapter is school wide


Fundraising

Fundraising

Fundraising is a key part of any CTSO program of work

No money-no activities!!!!

Where do you Start to Raise Money???

With your chapter officers prepare a budget for the year.


Fundraiser checklist

Fundraiser Checklist

  • Obtain a copy of your school policy regarding fundraising

  • Be sure to get approval in advance from the proper authorities at your school

  • Have students brainstorm ways to raise funds

  • Require strict accounting of all funds handled and issue receipts for all transactions

  • Check with companies for their return policy of any unsold goods

  • Have students organize work teams so a few students don’t do all of the work

  • Establish clear timelines and deadlines for the fundraiser

  • Request approval of any contracts for goods or services


Fundraising ideas

Fundraising Ideas

Rent-Some-Muscle

  • Shovel Snow, do yard work, rake leaves, plant flowers for donations

  • Car Wash

  • Build small storage sheds/green houses for the community

  • Build benches for school hallways and commons

  • House Cleaning for donations


Fundraising idea s continued events

Fundraising Idea’s ContinuedEvents

Hold a Battle of the Bands

Hold a Cutest Dog/Ugliest Dog beauty pageant

Host a Fashion Show

Host a Haunted House/Forest

Host a Texas Hold-Em Tournament

Host a Casino Night

Sponsor a basketball tournament

(students vs teachers)

Host a 5K Fun Run

Host a “High School Idol” talent show


Fundraising ideas events

Fundraising IdeasEvents

  • Hold a Battle of the Bands

  • Hold a Cutest Dog/Ugliest Dog beauty pageant

  • Host a Fashion Show

  • Host a Haunted House/Forest

  • Host a Texas Hold-Em Tournament

  • Host a Casino Night

  • Sponsor a basketball tournament (students vs. teachers)

  • Host a 5K Fun Run

  • Host a “High School Idol” talent show

  • Host a “Minute to Win It Contest”

  • Host a Cook-Off

  • Host a Pancake Breakfast

  • Host a Silent Auction with donations from local businesses

  • Host a Community Garage Sale

  • Host a walk-a=thon, dance marathon or a lock-in

  • Host a bowl-a-thon

  • Host a Bike Race/Run/Walk

  • Hold a magazine sale

  • Pucker Up and Kiss the Pig, has students vote which teacher they’d like to “kiss the pig” by dropping spare change into a jar. The teacher with the most money has to “Pucker up and Kiss the Pig” in front of the student body at an assembly.


Fundraiser ideas sales

Fundraiser IdeasSales

  • Sell used/donated books, CDs and video games

  • Sell concessions at school play or sporting events

  • Sell Poinsettias near the holiday season

  • Participate in an Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Fundraiser

  • Make and sell custom T-shirts

  • Sell Candy Grams (all holidays)

  • Sell roses/chocolate for Valentine’s Day

  • Sell candy, pizza, donuts and other food items before or after school

  • Sell Cookie Dough

  • Sell Magazines

  • Contact local food establishments and work out a night to have a fundraiser with their business

  • Sell balloons with messages inside

  • Sell discount cards


Resources

Resources

http://www.fbla-pbl.orgFBLA’s website

http://www.skillsusa.org SkillsUSA website

http://www.deca.orgDECA’s website

http://www.ffa.orgFFA’s website


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