Category: Features

Bylaw Amendment Deadline Approaching 

Current SkillsUSA members can submit proposed bylaw amendments for middle school, high school or college/postsecondary divisions. Bylaw amendment motions must be submitted in writing to Kim Hegedus at by Feb. 3 by 5 p.m. EST. SkillsUSA’s National Executive Council and board of directors will review all submissions at the March 11-12, 2020 board of directors meeting. All motions…
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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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Get your SkillsUSA Week T-shirt!

We’re already gearing up for SkillsUSA Week 2020! SkillsUSA member Courtney Hand, a junior at Cumberland County Technical Education Center in Vineland, NJ, submitted the winning design that will be featured on the official SkillsUSA Week T-shirt. The shirt is available now for $12 each ($3.00 upcharge on 2XL-4XL).  Get yours today!

Seeking Talented Singers to Open Conference

SkillsUSA is seeking talented student or adult performers to sing the national anthem at the Opening Ceremony for the 2020 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Audition videos can be submitted via: and must be the singing of the national anthem. Auditions must be received by Feb. 3. SkillsUSA does not pay any travel expenses for the…
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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

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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I BUILT THIS! Video Contest

NCCER and Build Your Future’s I BUILT THIS! video contest gives aspiring craft professionals or their instructors an opportunity to showcase outstanding construction projects. Submissions are accepted from all types of construction and maintenance crafts. The five categories include: Individual Secondary and Postsecondary, Group Secondary and Postsecondary (maximum of five group members) and People’s Choice.…
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