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2020 Fine Homebuilding Scholarship Winners Announced

Fine Homebuilding has awarded 14 #KeepCraftAlive scholarships to SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who plan to continue their education for the 2020-21 academic year. The $2500 scholarships can be used for further education including community college, undergraduate programs or industry certifications. The scholarship fund was created by Fine Homebuilding to address the skills gap,…
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New National Officers

Join us in congratulating the newly-elected 2020-21 SkillsUSA National Officer Team! These members will lead SkillsUSA over the next year as the organization navigates new opportunities as well as reaches for innovative possibilities to empower all members across the nation with the skills for future success.  High SchoolTarik Barnes, At-LargeAbigail Jensen, At-LargeKayla Ketterling, At-LargeCecelia Lausten,…
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SkillsUSA Members Serve Local Communities and Receive Prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Leesburg, Va.—SkillsUSA members from 13 states have been recognized for their outstanding community service this year. SkillsUSA, as an official certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), recognized the members for individual or team service efforts. PVSA is a national honor issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf…
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Official Statement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis – June 12 Update

June 12, 2020 Dear SkillsUSA members and supporters, Last week, I delivered an official statement reflecting SkillsUSA’s position on longstanding racial inequities and injustice in our country. Words alone, however, quickly ring hollow without specific, measurable actions to support them. With that in mind, I want to share some of the specific actions SkillsUSA has…
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Presidential CTE Scholars Include SkillsUSA Members

Program Recognizes high school seniors for their accomplishments in CTE Leesburg, Va. — The U.S. Department of Education announced the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which for the fourth year includes students in career and technical education (CTE) fields. SkillsUSA members receiving the award: Jarod Harris of Seward, Neb., a student at Seward High…
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Fine Homebuilding’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarships Award SkillsUSA Students $35,000

Encourages the Pursuit of Craftsmanship and Helps Close Skills Gap Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and Fine Homebuilding teamed up for a third year of partnership to offer a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Passionate SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who are planning to pursue continued education are eligible for one of 14 $2,500 scholarships…
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Klein Tools Offering Free Access to Tools 101

Klein Tools is offering free access to their Tools 101 video which provides instructors and students tips on tool selection and maintenance. It is broken down into four parts that can each be viewed independently, or watched as one full module. For access visit this link to sign up.

2020 Sharon Melton Myers Scholarship Winners Announced

Through a donation from the Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Fund, SkillsUSA and the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Alumni Association are offering a $500 scholarship to a high school SkillsUSA student in memory of Sharon Melton Myers. The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Scholarship fund provides graduating high school senior SkillsUSA members the opportunity to…
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Graduation Gifts from the SkillsUSA Store

Commemorate the year and honor the hard work of the Class of 2020 with a unique gift from the SkillsUSA Store. From customized plaques to jewelry to outerwear, there is something special for everyone. Looking for inspiration on your search for graduation gifts? Explore this specially curated collection of store favorites. SkillsUSA Store Graduation Gift…
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Miller Offering Free Tools for Welding Instructors and Students

Miller Electric — a longtime partner of SkillsUSA — wants to make sure our welding instructors and students know about OpenBook™, their powerful FREE tool designed to help instructors move their welding training efforts to an online experience. OpenBook™ is an online learning management system (LMS) consisting of a variety of e-learning modules that help instructors assign…
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