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COVID-19 Crisis Forces Cancellation of All In-Person Events at SkillsUSA’s 2020 National Leadership and Skills Conference

Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, a national student organization serving more than 365,000 students and teachers in career and technical education, has canceled all in-person events at its 2020 National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Select leadership components of the conference — including state officer training, delegate sessions,…
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SkillsUSA and Industry Leaders Come Together to Help CTE Students Continue Learning During COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Coalition to Leverage Experience, Connections and Resources Leesburg, Va. — To support continued learning for career and technical education (CTE) students during the COVID-19 crisis, SkillsUSA has joined with Lincoln Electric, Tooling U-SME, NC3 and camInstructor to form the CTE Coalition. The coalition has quickly mobilized to create the Keep CTE Moving website, a…
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SkillsUSA Career Essentials Discounts

What is SkillsUSA Career Essentials? The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite produces career-ready graduates who are prepared to face the 21st-century demands of employers. The suite ensures students have the foundational skills, attitudes and values to distinguish them from other applicants in the skilled labor marketplace. SkillsUSA Career Essentials was built by career readiness experts, and…
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Executive Update: March 16, 2020

Latest Public Message on SkillsUSA’s Coronavirus Response From Executive Director Chelle Travis The following is SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis’ current public statement regarding SkillsUSA’s response to the coronavirus, as posted on our website on March 14. As the situation changes, this message will be updated. You can find the most recent messages at this…
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Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis

Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis The current health crisis we’re facing has affected all walks of life, and, consequently, all aspects of SkillsUSA. That includes our National Leadership and Skills Conference. Over the last several weeks, SkillsUSA has conducted an exhaustive study of all potential options for holding our national…
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New Chapter Resource Grant Sponsored by Lowe’s

Lowe’s wants to ensure that your new SkillsUSA Chapter is ready to excel by providing a $1,000 grant in the way of educational resources for your chapter. The first 100 chapters that apply and qualify for the grant will receive incredible chapter resources including 25 separate products (see list of resources below). Don’t wait, if…
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Rees Scholarship Program for HVACR Technicians Expands AHRI Partners with SkillsUSA

Leesburg, Va. – The Board of Directors of the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), today announced a partnership with SkillsUSA, expanding the long-standing scholarship program designed for students pursuing a career in the HVACR and water heating industry. With more than…
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Active Advisor News: Mar. 2020

President Proposes Increase for CTE in FY21 Budget Request On Feb. 10, the FY2021 federal budget and appropriations process kicked off with the release of the president’s budget request to Congress. The president’s budget proposal is not binding but is a reflection of the administration’s priorities for the year and can serve to inform congressional…
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Building Ties One Book at a Time

Carpentry students from Bossier Parish (La.) Technical School had an opportunity to serve their community and make a difference by building two public bookcases outside of a local parent center. The “Free Little Libraries” allow visitors to stop by and either pick up a book to read or leave books for others to read. The…
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Honoring the Men in Blue

SkillsUSA members at the Alliance Academy for Innovation in Cumming, Ga., hosted a breakfast to honor their school’s resource officer for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  They decided to extend their gratitude for local law enforcement by inviting the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, too. The school offers courses in healthcare, firefighting and criminal justice, all…
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