Category: Features

2023 Models of Excellence

23 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

SkillsUSA has named 23 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2023. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities.

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Aerotek and SkillsUSA to Award “Make Your Mark” Scholarships

SkillsUSA has partnered with Aerotek, a leading talent solutions provider specializing in placing light industrial and skilled trades talent in the manufacturing, logistics, construction, aviation and facility management industries, to provide “Make Your Mark” scholarships to SkillsUSA members.

2023 NLSC Design Challenge winners

2023 NLSC Pin & T-shirt Design Challenge Winners Announced

Jenelle Remy and Isabella Shelton are the winners of the 2023 NLSC Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge. You can see their designs above. Pin Winner: Jenelle Remy Massachusetts • Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Advisor: Alicia Quinn T-shirt Winner: Isabella Shelton Texas • High Point Academy Advisor: Julie Stuart Each yeah, SkillsUSA is sponsors the…
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Gable Grants for Community & Technical Colleges Available from Lowe’s

The Lowe’s Foundation has launched Gable Grants – a commitment to preparing the next generation of skilled tradespeople. Through the Gable Grants program, the Lowe’s Foundation will provide $50 million over the next five years to community & technical colleges and community-based nonprofit organizations to help prepare 50,000 people for skilled trades careers. This annual…
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SkillsUSA Leaders Advocate — and Celebrate — During SkillsUSA Week

National officers visit the nation’s capital on a mission while executive director Chelle Travis connects with student leaders. SkillsUSA national officers visited Washington, D.C., for SkillsUSA Week on Feb. 9 to advocate for career and technical education (CTE) and SkillsUSA. The elected student leaders — Laney Blacketer (Mo.), Hunter Claflin (Mass.), Katahdin Javner (Maine), Joseph…
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Report: SkillsUSA Makes Career and Technical Education Better

New research from the Student Research Foundation shows the majority of surveyed SkillsUSA members feel they are engaged in relevant career and technical education (CTE) coursework that prepares them for the future.

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2023 SkillsUSA Week T-shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Clara Brown from Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, Ohio for winning the SkillsUSA Week T-shirt Design Challenge! Her advisor is Jeff Bertke. SkillsUSA Week is celebrated in February each year. This year’s dates are Feb. 6-10, 2023. SkillsUSA Week gives state associations, advisors and student members the opportunity to promote SkillsUSA programs…
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SkillsUSA WorldSkills Competitor Wins Bronze in International Welding Competition, Oct. 17-20 in Cleveland

Jordan Packer of Utah won a bronze medal in Welding at the international WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, held Oct. 17-20 at the Lincoln Electric Welding Technology and Training Center in Cleveland. Packer was the sole U.S. competitor for the event, which was part of a series of 62 WorldSkills 2022 Special Edition competitions, presented by Samsung.

#MadeInSkillsUSA Fall Social Media Campaign

SkillsUSA Champions: Show the nation what you made … and what you’re made of! SkillsUSA wants to showcase the great accomplishments our members make every day as skilled workers and leaders. Share a photo that highlights YOUR skilled accomplishments using the hashtag #MadeInSkillsUSA. That photo can represent something you made with your hands in or…
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State Associations Recognized for State Standards of Excellence

SkillsUSA’s State Standards of Excellence program experienced growth in its sixth year as 39 states completed the process and received recognition in 2022. The purpose of the program is to ensure state associations have in place policies, procedures and structure on an annual basis that deliver a high level of service to their SkillsUSA membership.