Always with teachers and students first and foremost in our minds, the entire national staff was involved January 7-11 during our 13th annual "week of excitement" strategic planning session. Read the full story.
CTE Month and SkillsUSA Week Events and Activities
February is Career and Technical Education Month and February 10-16 is SkillsUSA Week. SkillsUSA Week activities are a great way to highlight the good work your local chapters are doing. For SkillsUSA Week ideas, see the Chapter Management section on the SkillsUSA website. Read the full story.
- Globally, technicians rank 1st among the Top 10 jobs employers are having difficulty filling.
- In the U.S., skilled trades workers are No. 1 among the Top Ten hardest jobs to fill. Technicians rank 4th, behind sales reps and nurses.
-Talent Shortage Survey Results. 2011, by ManpowerGroup
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Special Workshop During NLSC in Kansas City
The SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Association is proud to offer American Heart Association CPR Certification during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Time and location to be determined. Pre-registration fees are $20 at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/VZNYZKL. Contact Heidi Walsh with questions at email@example.com.
Lowe's Grant Winners
The focus for this year's Lowe's grant program was to identify schools, classrooms or students that have a basic need to improve the quality of the students' educational experience. The grant winners have been selected. There were 27 winners and a total of $354,390 grant dollars given. Congratulations go to the following schools. Read the full story.
New Partnership with Interstate BatteriesReminder
SkillsUSA is excited to announce 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. Read the full story.
SkillsUSA offers 47 technical and employability assessments in 11 cluster areas including four co-branded assessments with ASE/AYES and five co-branded assessments with PrintED/GAERF. Read the full story.
2013 SkillsUSA University
We are currently accepting proposals from high-quality presenters of innovative, timely and dynamic educational topics to present at the 2013 SkillsUSA University. This year, SkillsUSA University is sponsored by Universal Technical Institute. All sessions will take place at the Downtown Marriott Hotel or the Kansas City Convention Center on June 26, 27 and 28. Read the full story.
Scholarship Opportunities Reminder
There are several scholarships opportunities available for students on the SkillsUSA website. Please pass the word. Read the full story.
Help your graduating students stay connected to valuable industry contacts and potential employment by having them register as SkillsUSA alumni. Read the full story.