Caterpillar to Sponsor the SkillsUSA Opening Ceremony
SkillsUSA will return to Kansas City, June 24-28, 2013 for its 49th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. Quality career and technical education and training will be the centerpiece of the conference.
Welders will Compete at the Daytona 500 Speedweek for Spot on SkillsUSA WorldTeam
Leesburg, Va., November 27, 2012 – Three young welders advanced from the AWS/SkillsUSA U.S. Invitational Weld Trials, held at FABTECH 2012, and will compete at the SkillsUSA WorldTeam Weld Finals in February. The finalist will represent the U.S.A. in the WorldSkills Competition in Germany. The final trial competition will be held as part of Speedweek at the 2013 Daytona 500. The three finalists are Alex Pazkowski, Washtenaw Community College, Michigan; Andrew Cardin, Blackstone Valley Technical High School, Massachusetts; and, Tanner Tipsword, Eastern Wyoming College, Wyoming. Read more.
SkillsUSA WorldTeam Selected to Compete in International Competition of Young Skilled Workers
Leesburg, Va., October 1, 2012 - SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, will send 20 career and technical education students to Leipzig, Germany, in July 2013 to compete in the 42nd biennial international event. The students will test their skills against more than 1,000 students representing over 60 countries and regions from around the world competing in 45 skill official competitions and one demonstration contest. Read more.
United States Skills Gap
Our friends at Workboots.com developed a great infographic to highlight the skills gap in the U.S. Please take a look and feel free to share it with everyone.
Haley Krueger got duped into collision repair. That’s right: hoodwinked, hornswoggled, swindled, whatever term you want to use. Her friend Tyler asked her if she would attend summer school auto body class at Bismarck State College with him, and she agreed. Problem is, Tyler bailed from the class shortly after it began. A funny thing happened, though: Haley fell in love with collision repair. Read more.
SkillsUSA: Home to the Top Techs of Tomorrow
In 1965, Studebaker introduced the first electronic ignition; the big advance in car audio was the eight-track tape player and gas cost 31 cents a gallon. It was still the day of "the shade tree mechanic," and professional mechanics were too often called "grease monkeys." Read more.
Shop Classes Return -- with a 21st-Century Twist
Students in auto-body shop in the Tucson Unified School District, in Tucson, Arizona, don't just learn how to change oil or hammer out a dent. They use computer diagnostic equipment to fix cars, and learn the green technologies of hybrid vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells. Read more.
Building Skills, And a House
Students Lend Varied Talents To Create Model of 'Green' Home
This is the house that Victor built. Read more.
The Washington Post
SkillsUSA Conference Moving to Louisville in 2015
SkillsUSA, a national organization of career and technical education students, instructors and business partners announced today that it will move its National Leadership and Skills Conference to Louisville, Ky., for six years beginning in 2015. Read more.