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Scholarship Opportunities

December 13th, 2012

There are several scholarships opportunities available for students on the SkillsUSA website.Scholarships

Interstate Batteries Fundraising Reminder

December 13th, 2012

Interstate Batteries FundraisingLast month, SkillsUSA announced a new partnership with Interstate Batteries, and a fundraising program for local chapters. This is a great opportunity for your chapters to raise funds in partnership with a company whose mission and product align very closely with SkillsUSA. Through this partnership, local chapters can now sell Interstate Batteries’ products and they will receive 50% of the sales. Below is the link for a chapter to sign up today. This is a great program to participate in as your schools seek to raise funds for district and state events and for leadership development activities and materials. Please remind your chapters of this important opportunity. For more information, go to:

Regional PDP, CMI and CSEP Training Seminars Update

December 13th, 2012

State Farm Insurance is, once again, generously sponsoring regional Professional Development Program (PDP), Chapter Management Institute (CMI) seminars and Career Skills Education Program (CSEP) seminars. There will be one training session (CMI, PDP or CSEP) per region. All materials and training will be free to participants. The only cost is $30 for lunch and breaks. PDP participants will receive a complete set of PDP materials and free licenses for each level. CMI participants will receive an ASK CD, a SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook and the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards CD package. CSEP participants will receive one free CSEP license.

If you would like to sign-up for or host a regional PDP, CMI or CSEP training seminar, please contact Stephanie Bland at 703-737-0622 or A minimum of 25 participants is needed to conduct the training. For the latest seminar information, go to:

Alumni Pin Design Contest

December 13th, 2012

The SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association is sponsoring an alumni pin design contest. The winning design will become the official alumni pin for the 2013 National Leadership and Skills Conference. The deadline for pin designs to be received by the national office is February 28. Designs must be received, not postmarked by February 28, and those submitting designs must be registered alumni members. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Walsh at or call 703-737-0615. For more information and contest guidelines, go to:

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