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Official Statement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis

Dear SkillsUSA Family, The painful events of the last two weeks — which represent a far longer history of social injustice to members of the Black community — should remind each of us of our shared responsibility to stand against the cruel and debilitating impact of racism and discrimination in all its many forms. To…
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Virtual Delegate Sessions and National Officer Elections Coming Soon

The current pandemic has brought many unexpected challenges, but SkillsUSA continues to find new ways to overcome them as we forge new paths to accomplishing our mission. One of the most anticipated events of a SkillsUSA summer is the election of new national officers, and SkillsUSA is proud to announce details of our virtual delegate…
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Workforce Education at the 10,000 Feet and 1 Foot Levels

Retired executive director Timothy Lawrence has written a reflection essay about his career in workforce development and the power of programs like SkillsUSA in changing lives, no matter what the age of the student. Check it out.

Executive Update: June 1, 2020

Important Dates June 26: NLSC 2020 Virtual Recognition Sessions at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. SkillsUSA Members Named Presidential CTE Scholars The U.S. Department of Education has named five outstanding SkillsUSA seniors as 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars, the highest honor for high school students at the federal level. This is the fourth year…
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24 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

Honored as 2020’s Most Outstanding SkillsUSA Programs Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA has named 24 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2020. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student…
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Presidential CTE Scholars Include SkillsUSA Members

Program Recognizes high school seniors for their accomplishments in CTE Leesburg, Va. — The U.S. Department of Education announced the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which for the fourth year includes students in career and technical education (CTE) fields. SkillsUSA members receiving the award: Jarod Harris of Seward, Neb., a student at Seward High…
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Fine Homebuilding’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarships Award SkillsUSA Students $35,000

Encourages the Pursuit of Craftsmanship and Helps Close Skills Gap Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and Fine Homebuilding teamed up for a third year of partnership to offer a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Passionate SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who are planning to pursue continued education are eligible for one of 14 $2,500 scholarships…
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Lowe’s Provides Resources to SkillsUSA Chapters

Supports Workforce Development Through Educational Materials Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and home improvement retailer Lowe’s have teamed up on a new grant program to support emerging SkillsUSA programs in career and technical education classrooms across the nation. The $100,000 grant from Lowe’s provides 100 eligible chapters with $1,000 worth of educational materials. Grants are for…
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Klein Tools Offering Free Access to Tools 101

Klein Tools is offering free access to their Tools 101 video which provides instructors and students tips on tool selection and maintenance. It is broken down into four parts that can each be viewed independently, or watched as one full module. For access visit this link to sign up.

Executive Update: May 15, 2020

Important Dates May 27: SkillsUSA Grad Night and SkillsUSA Grad After-Party June 26: NLSC 2020 Virtual Recognition Sessions SkillsUSA Shoutouts Wanted by May 18 Time is running out to submit your short video messages of inspiration and encouragement to our SkillsUSA graduates! We are seeking these videos from our state SkillsUSA directors, state officer teams,…
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