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Seeking STEM Alumni

December 12th, 2013

Success with an Associate Degree Workforce experts, Carleen MacKay, and Cari Lyn Vinci are collaborating on a ‘Playbook’ to incorporate into a career and life planning program to help teenage girls. They want to interview successful young women (under 30) with an associate degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) industries. They will then incorporate their stories and their advice to inform and motivate teenage girls.

If you were in a STEM program and were a member of SkillsUSA, or if you know of someone who was, contact Heidi Walsh no later than January 10, 2014, at hwalsh@skillsusa.org.

Stay Connected

December 12th, 2013

Help your graduating students stay connected to valuable industry contacts and potential employment by having them register as SkillsUSA alumni. It’s free, easy and open to all high school and college/postsecondary members. Have students go to: www.skillsusa.org/supporters/alumni.shtml. By registering, alumni members are sent a link to our online SkillsUSA Champions magazine, a quarterly newsletter, as well as social networking that could lead to new opportunities and jobs. Please encourage your students to register now!

SkillsUSA sponsors an alumni pin design competition that is open to all SkillsUSA registered alumni. This year, the winning design will become the official 50th Conference Commemorative pin for the 2014 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The pin will be produced by the SkillsUSA Store and sold at the alumni booth. If you have questions, please contact Heidi Walsh at hwalsh@skillsusa.org. For contest details and rules, go to: www.skillsusa.org/downloads/PDF/AlumniPinDesign.pdf

Need an End of the Year Charitable Deduction?

December 12th, 2013

Need an end-of-year charitable deduction for your 2013 tax return?  You can reduce your tax liability and support SkillsUSA’s mission delivery by making a donation to SkillsUSA’s foundation.  Click on the blue “Donate” button on SkillsUSA’s home page and follow instructions.  If you already have a standing pledge to the Skills Build America Campaign, you can advance your 2014 pledge payment or make an additional one-time gift.

You may also want to consider a gift of appreciated stock.  This offers several advantages.

  •  Avoid capital gains tax on the stock donated
  • Acquire a tax deduction for the value of the stock donated
  • Support SkillsUSA students and programs.

Please contact SkillsUSA’s Eric Gearhart at 703.737.0603, egearhart@skillsusa.org if you desire to explore a donation of securities.

SkillsUSA is a IRS-designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

 


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