Category: Active Advisor News

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: November 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence Generation T Builds Bunk Beds for California Children Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose Bowl Stadium on Oct. 8 for the Generation T Bunk Bed Build. The group worked with industry partners to build 100 bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to…
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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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Active Advisor News: September 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence Welcome to a New School Year Thanks to all of you, last year was filled with new records for SkillsUSA. Our membership of 427,432 was the largest in history. By continuing to work together, we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better year in 2019-20. Here is a link to…
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Active Advisor News: May 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence Hope to See You in Louisville! I’ve had an amazing time visiting many state leadership and skills conferences and seeing your students in action. It’s always inspiring, and I know the students participate because of your support and inspiration. I hope your chapter year has been exciting and rewarding. As you…
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Active Advisor News: April 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence Another Milestone Set for SkillsUSA Membership This is another record-breaking membership year for SkillsUSA. As of today, the combined total of paid professional and student members is 366,209. Compared to last year’s total of 361,031 (not including alumni or honorary life members), there are an additional 5,178 members. We’ll keep counting…
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Active Advisor News: March 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence National Officers Lead SkillsUSA Week Efforts SkillsUSA had some great chapter activities across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week and our national officers and staff also busy with activities. On Monday, for Appreciation Day, SkillsUSA North Carolina director Peyton Holland and representatives of SkillsUSA’s lead sponsor for SkillsUSA Week, Channellock Inc.,…
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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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