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2022 Clifford T Rees Scholarship Recipients Announced

The 2022 recipients of the Clifford T Rees Scholarship have been announced: William “Billy” Coughlin              Career and Technology Center, Maryland Justin Martin     Pontotoc Technology Center, Oklahoma Rebecca “Bec” Thorstad             Hennepin Technical Institute, Minnesota David Vinson Withlacoochie Technical Institution, Florida The Clifford “Ted” Rees Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 college/postsecondary scholarship offered to SkillsUSA HVAC…
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2022 SkillsUSA Sharon  Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The recipients for the 2022 SkillsUSA Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship have been announced:  Allison Mi           State College (Pa.) Area High School Emily Webb       Dekalb County (Ala.) Technology Center The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship award of $1,000 offered to outstanding high school seniors in SkillsUSA to support tuition payment at…
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Fieldpiece Instruments Awards $25,000 in #MasteroftheTrade Scholarships to Ten HVACR SkillsUSA Students

Students Receive Funds for Continuing Their Education in HVACR; Effort Supports Continued Development of the Skilled American Workforce ORANGE, Calif. (May 16, 2022) — Fieldpiece Instruments, a proven category leader known for delivering innovative and high-quality HVACR test tools for more than 30 years, has awarded $2,500 #MasteroftheTrade scholarships to 10 SkillsUSA students committed to…
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SkillsUSA National Signing Day Will Celebrate Skilled Trades Nationwide on May 5

Event to acknowledge, honor and encourage SkillsUSA students pursuing a career in the skilled trades Leesburg, Va. — On May 5, SkillsUSA National Signing Day will celebrate career and technical education students in hundreds of SkillsUSA chapters across the country for their dedication to pursue a career in the skilled trades. On National Signing Day, students…
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24 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

Honored as 2022’s Most Outstanding SkillsUSA Programs Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA has named 24 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2022. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student…
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American Home Shield and Matt Risinger Empower the Next Generation of Skilled Trades Contractors

American Home Shield, one of the largest home service plan brands in the nation, recently joined with BUILD show host Matt Risinger (also part of the Be Pro Be Proud initiative) to create this video designed to attract high school students to the skilled trades. “We are committed to helping our industry close the labor gap by…
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Marsha Daves Memorial Scholarship Winner is Announced

The Marsha Daves Memorial Scholarship has awarded a $1,500 college/postsecondary scholarship to SkillsUSA state officer and photography student Marley Ray from Midway High School, N.C. Her advisor is Heather Anderson. Scholarship applicants submitted an online application that included a video submission describing the leadership qualities the student gained from a SkillsUSA mentor and how they…
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Student Leaders Advocate in Washington for CTE During SkillsUSA Week

SkillsUSA national officers gathered in Washington, D.C. for SkillsUSA Week Feb. 7-11 to advocate for career and technical education (CTE) and SkillsUSA. The elected student leaders visited the U.S. Department of Education on Feb. 10 to meet with Chief of Staff Jennifer Mishory and select OCTAE staff to discuss how SkillsUSA programming aligns with federal…
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Important Announcement on SkillsUSA’s National Leadership Center from Executive Director Chelle Travis

Dear SkillsUSA Nation,  I’m writing to let you know that SkillsUSA’s board of directors has unanimously approved the acceptance of an offer to purchase our National Leadership Center building and property in Leesburg, Va.   This decision was reached for many reasons, all of which can be summed up by one: This opportunity will strengthen and expand…
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Fieldpiece Instruments and SkillsUSA Join Forces to Deliver Scholarships Supporting the HVACR Industry

Ten Fieldpiece #MasteroftheTrade HVACR Scholarships Now Available to SkillsUSA Students Dec. 1, 2021 — Fieldpiece Instruments, a leader in tool and test instruments for HVACR professionals for over 30 years, today announced it has joined forces with SkillsUSA to present $25,000 in scholarship opportunities as a way to give back to the industry it serves.…
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