SkillsUSA Finalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

Twenty-three SkillsUSA instructors are among 61 teachers from across the country who have been named as finalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The teachers were selected by an independent panel of judges from a field of more than 700 applicants. Their high school trades programs are in the running…
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Request WLTI Congressional Appointments Now

The 2021 Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) will be held Sept. 18-22 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. As of now, the Capitol Hill is closed to constituent visits, but we are hopeful that by September they will be permitted. Either way, the students and advisors attending WLTI will have time to…
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SkillsUSA and Invitation Homes Announce Partnership to Help Close the Skills Gap

Invitation Homes Enters Three-Year Partnership July 21, 2021, Leesburg, Va. and Dallas, Texas — SkillsUSA and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH) have teamed up for a three-year partnership to help close the skills gap and expand skilled trades education. Invitation Homes’ contribution will support SkillsUSA’s mission to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible…
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SkillsUSA Robert L. Flint WLTI Scholarship

$800 scholarships are available for the Washington Leadership Training Institute.

Executive Update: July 15, 2021

Important Dates: July 19-26: National Officer Summer Training, Alexandria, Va. Oct. 4-7: State Directors Association Annual Professional Development and Training Conference, Atlanta, Ga. NLSC Recognition Session Video and Awards Book SkillsUSA honored over 1,000 individuals at the 2021 National Leadership and Skills Conference Awards and Recognition Session on June 24, including national medalists in 107…
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National Competitors Offer Thanks

Holding the SkillsUSA Championships always requires a huge, coordinated effort from all our SkillsUSA stakeholders and industry partners, but that challenge was never greater than it was in 2021. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, SkillsUSA members and supporters from across the country worked to find new ways to hold their competitive events, leading…
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SkillsUSA Students Elected as National Officers

Leaders will Meet with Industry Partners and Enhance Professional Skills Leesburg, Va.— Six SkillsUSA students were selected by their peers to serve as national officers during the 57th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held virtually, June 14-24. The students, representing both high school and college/postsecondary schools in various fields of career and technical…
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Updated TikTok Champions Challenge!

SkillsUSA has released TWO new songs this year. The first is a re-recording of SkillsUSA’s Official Song, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work.” The second is the theme song for the 2021-22 school year, “SkillsUSA: United as One.” (Think of the “Official Song” as SkillsUSA’s enduring “jingle,” while we’ll release a new “Theme Song” each year to…
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SkillsUSA Names Top Three Chapters in Models of Excellence Program

Winners Highlighted for Application of SkillsUSA Framework in Chapter Programming Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA recently named its top three chapters in the 2021 Models of Excellence program. Chapters at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in South Carolina, the Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education in Arizona and Forsyth Central High School in Georgia…
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Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Supports SkillsUSA Students

Scholarships Provide Registration Fees to Attend National Conference Leesburg, Va. — Thanks to a grant from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, 53 student members and advisors of SkillsUSA from across the country received scholarships to participate in SkillsUSA’s 57th National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), held virtually June 14-24, 2021. The annual NLSC is considered…
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