Author: Craig

Executive Update: January 15, 2020

Important Dates February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Remind Your Advisors to Register Their Members to Receive Valuable Benefits State SkillsUSA directors, please pass this on to your advisors: The national membership deadline is March 1. Students must meet both state and national deadlines to be eligible for national competition,…
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The National Membership Deadline is March 1

The national membership deadline is March 1. Students must meet both state and national deadlines to be eligible for national competition, serve as voting delegates or run for national office. Professional membership provides valuable benefits, too. Once advisors join and provide their email address, they will receive access to the following: 2020 SkillsUSA Championships Technical…
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Maximizing Perkins V for Student Success!

As the deadline nears for submitting membership in SkillsUSA to allow student members to serve as delegates and compete at the district/regional, state, and national levels, it is important to know that Perkins supports the increased participation of ALL special populations in CTSOs. Contact your advisory committee and administrator and ask them to support the…
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Craftsman Internships for Students

#NewportNewsShipbuilding in Virginia is hiring summer interns in the skilled trades! This is a paid internship for students currently attending a trade school or pursuing an associate degree. Basic qualifications include: Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship, a U.S. citizen, and able to pass a background investigation, drug…
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Active Advisor News: Jan. 2020

Plan Now for 2020 SkillsUSA Week SkillsUSA Week is Feb. 2-8 and schools can participate in many different ways: hold an open house, invite local media to tour your programs, conduct a community service project, work with area businesses to build more meaningful partnerships, or engage with policymakers to talk about the value of career…
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Executive Update: January 1, 2020

Important Dates Jan. 11-12: Conference Management System “Boot Camp,” Leesburg, Va. February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Plan Now for 2020 SkillsUSA Week State SkillsUSA directors, please pass this on to your advisors: SkillsUSA Week is Feb. 2-8 and you can participate in many different ways: hold an open house,…
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A Vision of Healing for Veterans

In Ohio, SkillsUSA members raised $3,700 to support local veterans at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center’s Mace House. Students met with staff and landscapers to share their plan for a “healing garden” where veterans could spend time with their families and friends. From planting trees and shrubs to refurbishing wooden benches, these students from Pickaway-Ross…
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Students Offer Free Auto Checks

With winter making its way to Yelm, Wash., high-school automotive students got a firsthand look at how to prepare a vehicle outside of the classroom. They set up shop in a local parking lot, along with SkillsUSA advisor Brandon Hoke, to perform free safety checks for their community as part of the annual Lights On…
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Technology Provides a Better Future

Engineering students from Sylmar (Calif.) Biotech Health Academy wanted to help the homeless by creating a resource that would change lives. Jonathan Pena and Brian Hernandez decided they would create a systems app that could help to better track homeless individuals and provide resources to them. The team decided to start by taking part in…
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Every Penny Counts

Each year, Olathe (Kan.) North High School students raise money for the Pennies for Shoes Campaign. This effort supports the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund to purchase footwear for Olathe students in need as well as ensure that each local family has food, clothing and water during the holidays. SkillsUSA members held various fundraisers, including an…
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