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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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