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Executive Update: November 1, 2020

Important Dates: Nov. 2: ACTE T&I Education Awards deadline Nov. 8-14: National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 15: SkillsUSA Membership Deadline for all benefits Nov. 30–Dec. 4: ACTE CareerTech VISION Conference (Virtual) Dec. 7-8: SkillsUSA Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual) Make the Most of Member Benefits: Register by Nov. 15 Becoming a professional member of SkillsUSA is…
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Apply for a Student Tuition Grant  

Saf-Gard Safety Shoe Co. is awarding an education grant for skilled trades students who are just starting out in their field. Three students will be chosen to receive a $1,000 grant to go toward trade school tuition. Students who apply will respond to a prompt created by Saf-Gard and then send responses and photos to…
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SkillsUSA Instructors Recognized by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

LEESBURG, Va. — Harbor Freight Tools for Schools has awarded $400,000 in teaching excellence awards to seven SkillsUSA instructors from across the country in the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The prize, launched in 2017, recognizes outstanding instruction in the skilled trades in U.S. public high schools and the teachers…
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Apply Now for ACTE Teacher and Lifetime Service Awards  

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is seeking nominations for the National Trade and Industrial Education Division Awards, to be presented during their annual conference Dec. 2-5, 2020. The deadline is Nov. 2. Qualified individuals may be nominated in the following categories, and you may nominate yourself. (If you nominate someone else, please inform…
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SkillsUSA Week 2021 – T-shirt Design Contest 

Seeking student designs for the official t-shirt of SkillsUSA Week 2021. One design will be selected and produced by the SkillsUSA Store. The contest is open to all dues-paying student members. Only one entry/design per SkillsUSA member is permitted. All designs submitted should be appropriate for use on a red t-shirt and include the annual theme of SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Empowered…
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Executive Update: October 15, 2020

SkillsUSA Game Show Are your members looking for a fun social activity this month? We’ve got you covered! Have your students gather with other SkillsUSA members from across the country for a night of fun, socializing and trivia, all part of the SkillsUSA Game Show! The next SkillsUSA Game Show will take place on Thursday,…
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Membership Incentive Time — Register by Nov. 15

Becoming a professional member of SkillsUSA is one of the best ways to demonstrate to students the opportunities that membership provides. Professional members receive online access to the following as a benefit of membership: Framework Integration Toolkit, consisting of 45 separate resources; Program of Work Toolkit for in-person and virtual chapter activities; SkillsUSA Championships Toolkit,…
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Active Advisor News: October 2020

SkillsUSA CONNECT Has Arrived SkillsUSA has launched SkillsUSA CONNECT — our new virtual community — to further build our partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives. This amazing resource is offered free to all SkillsUSA advisors and students. More resources are being added all the time, so check back frequently to see what’s new. What’s…
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Executive Update: October 1, 2020

Chapter of Distinction Mega Prize Event  The Chapter of Distinction Mega Prize Event was held virtually on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. EDT. This year’s lineup included over 25 Mega prize packages and door prizes! To watch the event video, see below: Congratulations to the winners! New CHANNELLOCK Giveaway Winners Congratulations to state SkillsUSA directors Jackie…
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Carhartt’s “Every Day is Labor Day” Online Event Raises More Than $300,000 for SkillsUSA!

We are thrilled to announce that SkillsUSA received a total of $316,509 from Carhartt as a result of their “Every Day is Labor Day” online event on Labor Day, Sept. 7. As part of the event, all online sales of Carhartt clothing and merchandise from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. were donated fully to SkillsUSA.…
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