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Executive Update: December 15, 2019

Important Dates Jan. 11-12: Conference Management System “Boot Camp,” Leesburg, Va. February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week New Magazine Issue: How SkillsUSA Championships Help Students Say “I’m Ready” SkillsUSA advisors are now receiving the winter print edition of SkillsUSA Champions. Please direct your students to the digital edition of the magazine on…
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Active Advisor News: December 2019

Update from Chelle Travis I am so honored to be serving as your new executive director of SkillsUSA. Career and technical education is my passion as well as my heritage. After more than 17 years invested in this field at the secondary and postsecondary levels, leading SkillsUSA feels like a very natural next step. My…
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Executive Update: December 1, 2019

Important Dates Dec. 4-7 : Association for Career and Technical Education CareerTech Vision Conference, Anaheim, Calif. Dec. 10-11: SkillsUSA Board of Directors Meeting Jan. 11-12: Conference Management System “Boot Camp,” Leesburg, Va. February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Executive Director’s Report I am so honored to be serving as your…
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Executive Update: November 15, 2019

Important Dates Dec. 4-7 : Association for Career and Technical Education CareerTech Vision Conference, Anaheim, Calif. Jan. 11-12: Conference Management System “Boot Camp,” Leesburg, Va. February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week SkillsUSA Welcomes Chelle Travis as Executive Director On Nov. 4, SkillsUSA welcomed Chelle Travis as its executive director. She…
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Who’s Ready for a New T-Shirt?

The SkillsUSA Store has a new T-shirt with this year’s theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, I’m Ready.” Don’t miss an opportunity to purchase a 2019-2020 themed T-shirt! To place an order or if you have any questions, contact Kim DeVenuto at 703-674-5454 or kdevenuto@egroupengage.com.

SkillsUSA Students Build Bunk Beds for Fire Victims at the Rose Bowl

Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose Bowl Stadium on Oct. 8 for the Generation T Bunk Build. The group worked with industry partners to build 100 bunk beds for nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace, an organization dedicated to building, assembling and delivering beds to children in need. Some beds were…
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New Fundraiser is ‘Double Good’

Double Good Popcorn is a newly approved fundraising program for SkillsUSA chapters. This online platform sells gourmet popcorn and seeks to make fundraising simple and effective. The fundraising company began working with SkillsUSA Illinois in the middle of last year, and four other state SkillsUSA associations have since partnered to pilot fundraisers as well. Since…
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SkillsUSA Holds Dedication for Champions Circle

Pavilion Built by Volunteers from Education and Industry   Leesburg, Va. — A new outdoor pavilion called the “Champions Circle” was dedicated Sept. 21 at SkillsUSA’s 90-acre headquarters campus. It was built through a collaboration of volunteer efforts: more than 80 SkillsUSA advisors and students from four schools who donated their labor, and industry partners…
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Tim Lawrence

Executive Update: October 15, 2019

Important Dates Nov. 11-17: National Apprenticeship Week Dec. 4-7 : Association for Career and Technical Education CareerTech Vision Conference, Anaheim, Calif. Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Executive Director’s Report SkillsUSA on Display at the Virginia State Fair On Sept. 30-31, I attended the Virginia State Fair, where SkillsUSA students competed in various skill competitions. These are…
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Active Advisor News: October 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence WLTI Students Showcase SkillsUSA on the Hill At another successful Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) Sept. 21-24, participation was the highest ever, with 557 attending from 29 states. State delegations arrived that Saturday and, after a brief conference opening, were bused directly to the National Leadership Center for dinner and a…
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