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Advocacy & Legislative Updates

Welcome to the SkillsUSA Champions Advocacy page, a new feature on our website. As a service to our members and partners, SkillsUSA is introducing this dynamic communications tool for contacting federal policymakers in Congress and the administration. The site can also be used for contacting the local news media.

Access the Advocacy site.

Champions at Work

Tim Lawrence Congressional Testimony
SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence attended a congressional briefing on July 23, 2013. It was held to inform congressional offices about multiple educational pathways for students and the critical role that CTE and career counseling plays in student success and in transitioning students to postsecondary education. In attendance was Rep. Jim Langevin (R.I.) as well as other presenters.


CTSO State Fliers
The nine CTSOs have created a set of fliers to help with CTE advocacy in each state.

Each contains a one-page flier for the entire state for senators and governors. The document also includes pages for each congressional district in that state.

All contain the same message just different membership numbers depending on whether it’s listing a state membership or membership for a specific congressional district. You can download them here.

CTE: Learning That Works for America
The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc), in cooperation with other organizations in the career and technical education (CTE) community, has developed a new logo and slogan for career and technical education. Read more.

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