Chapter Activities and Events:
Chapter Officer Retreat for Excellence (C.O.R.E.) Virtual Conference:
The Chapter Officer Retreat for Excellence (CORE) program is designed to provide Georgia TSA local chapter officers with an opportunity to develop interpersonal and leadership skills, gain necessary knowledge and abilities to carry out the duties of their individual offices, prepare a Chapter Program of Work for the upcoming year and bond with their fellow officers. Due to the on-going Covid Pandemic and the accompanying restrictions, we will not be able to hold a face-to-face 2020 CORE Conference at The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat and Conference Center on the originally scheduled weekend. We will produce an on-line, virtual chapter officer training on the Saturday of the original scheduled dates. Saturday September 12, 2020. Members can participate via their home school lab or from home. We will be sending out specific details to registered advisors. NOTE: Since this a virtual conference and does not involve meals, shirts or other expenses, The Board of Directors has made registration a flat Chapter Fee of $75 per chapter. This fee will cover the named chapter members that are registered for the event to take the Statesman Test during the following work week (Monday Sept 14-18)
Technology Day at the Georgia National Fair Grounds:
This event is held at the Georgia National Fair Grounds in Perry, Georgia. At Tech Day students have the opportunity to compete in various competitions to win Fair Award Ribbons and cash awards for themselves and their chapter. A GATSA rally helps get students pumped up and then compete in 11 uniquely GA TSA contests! In addition, attendees have the opportunity to purchase discounted, all-day ride passes through GA TSA to enjoy the fair.
Fall Leadership Conference at Jekyll Island:
Our annual Fall Leadership Conference is designed to provide Georgia TSA members and advisors the opportunity to increase their leadership, communication, and team building skills by attending hands-on workshops, seminars and general sessions. This conference also provides for chapter members and advisors to gain knowledge and skills in relation to our Competitive events Program by attending hands on workshops, seminars, and sessions during our Technical Sessions.
State Leadership Conference:
Georgia TSA's annual State Conference program of leadership development and competitive events provide students opportunities beyond the traditional classroom/laboratory setting. Held in March at Athens Classic Center, our Competitive Events Program provides a platform for our student members to display the aptitudes, interests, and talents gained through our Engineering and Technology Pathway Courses. Chapters go for individual event trophies as well as the overall Outstanding Chapter Title. State Leadership is designed to provide Georgia TSA members and advisors the opportunity to increase their leadership, communication, and team building skills by seminars and general sessions and competing in competitive events. This conference provides over 75 events to compete in, as well as several GA TSA only events. Students can win trophies, finalist pins and National Conference Travel Scholarships as well as gain critical feedback to prepare their event entries for competition on the national level.