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May 14th, 2012
  • The official membership number is 330,703. That’s 10,416 more members than last year! Official membership includes students, instructors, alumni and honorary life members. It is now available for download at:
  • Another record was broken a couple of weeks ago. We not only surpassed the total number of Skill Connect Assessments sold all of last year, we’re already 13 percent over that total, and there is still more testing season ahead.


Work Force Ready System/Skill Connect Assessments

May 14th, 2012

The Skill Connect Assessments are still available to order for end-of-year testing for this school year. To order online, go to:

Once your order is placed the tests will be available to use within 24 to 48 business hours. Contact us directly if you need your order expedited. A complete list of available assessments can be found at:

Assessment License Expiration Date
Assessment tests/licenses can be administered anytime from the time you purchase up until July 31, 2012. Unused licenses are not refundable and cannot be carried over to the following school year or transferred to another assessment area.

Reports and Certificates
The instructor’s name provided on the initial order has immediate access to grades, certificates and reports in the test system. A secured username was created and provided to the instructor. Contact our support desk if you need assistance with accessing the reports or go to: for online instructions.

Access to Grade Reports Expire online on July 31, 2012. Grade reports can be downloaded into Excel and saved to your hard drive for future reference by clicking the “export” button in the grade report. Please save your reports before July 31st!

Support Desk
Peak test season (March- May):
Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Contact us at 703-737-0633 or email us at

Thank you to those who have already used the Skill Connect Assessments this testing season. We look forward to serving you next year!


NLSC Travel Scholarships Announced

May 14th, 2012

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, in partnership with SkillsUSA, is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members who have competed and placed first in their state association competition. Get the details here: A total of 50 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The application deadline is June 1.

Creative Craftsmanship Challenge Reminder

May 14th, 2012

Four aspiring construction professionals will be awarded $400 each to help them attend the SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo., June 25-27. To enter, students should submit a brief essay of no more than 200 words explaining their best and most creative uses for LIQUID NAILS Brand adhesives. Entries must be received via email by June 1. To learn more, go to:

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