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Category: Active Advisor News

Active Advisor News: May 2020

SkillsUSA Membership Sets Records SkillsUSA had another record-breaking membership year! As of April 15, our total combined paid professional and student membership is 372,655. That’s an increase of 6,128 members compared to last year’s total of 366,527 (not including alumni or honorary life members). This year’s total membership, including alumni and honorary life members, is…
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Active Advisor News: April 2020

2020 NLSC and SkillsUSA Championships Canceled In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SkillsUSA has made the difficult decision to cancel its National Leadership and Skills Conference — including the SkillsUSA Championships — previously scheduled for June 22-26 in Louisville, Ky. At a later date this year yet to be determined, SkillsUSA will be holding…
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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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Active Advisor News: Feb. 2020

It’s 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 and technical education.…
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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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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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Active Advisor News: February 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence Happy SkillsUSA Week! Congressional Panel Briefing Scheduled During SkillsUSA Week On Feb. 8 in Washington, D.C., I will be speaking as part of a “CTE 101” panel briefing to be hosted by Rep. Jim Langevin’s (D-R.I.) office in the Rayburn building. Also on the panel will be representatives from the Association…
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Active Advisor News: January 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence Happy 2019! I hope your holiday break was enjoyable. As the new year gets into full swing, I want to say how much I appreciate all you do — and provide a few helpful pieces of information for you and your students. For your convenience, the Active Advisor newsletters are archived…
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