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Gain National Recognition for Student Mentoring

When a SkillsUSA chapter mentors an elementary or middle-school classroom, younger students gain exposure to future career options and older students experience a meaningful opportunity to practice Framework skills. The Student2Student mentoring program, sponsored by SkillsUSA, connects young people to personal growth and development, as well as economic opportunities, by supporting chapter mentoring programs! Student2Student…
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ACTE Lesson Plan Development Workshop

The Association for Career and Technical Education is hosting a workshop led by Jewyl Alderson Clarke from the San Diego County Office of Education. This workshop will dive into strategies CTE professionals can use to support the development of lesson plans tailored to distance, blended, socially distanced or in-classroom learning, while building capacity for high-quality…
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Registration for Connect to My Future Conference Opens March 15

SkillsUSA’s Connect to My Future conference is a two-day virtual event designed to allow students to explore career pathways and connect directly with employers. Connect to my Future is unique, in that it facilitates conversations between SkillsUSA members and employees of partners and affiliate organizations. These important conversations will connect students with their future. There…
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President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Applications Due by Apr. 1

SkillsUSA is a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). Recipients can receive an official lapel pin, personalized certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States. To apply for the award, candidates must document their volunteer activities and the number of hours served. This record of service…
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The New SkillsUSA Member Handbook is Now Available!

SkillsUSA is excited to announce the release of the revised, 26th printing of the SkillsUSA Member Handbook (formerly known as the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook). This handbook is the official guide to help members run successful local chapters. The newly revised edition includes tools to helps students intentionally weave the SkillsUSA Framework into their chapter’s annual Program…
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#KeepCraftAlive Scholarship

Fine Homebuilding Magazine will be awarding scholarships to SkillsUSA high school or college/postsecondary students continuing their education or certification programs in construction-related fields, such as architectural drafting, carpentry, cabinetmaking, electrical and residential wiring, HVACR, masonry, woodworking and plumbing. In the spirit of the #KeepCraftAlive movement, applicants should celebrate the value and meaning of true craftsmanship…
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U.S. Post Office Delay in Delivery Advisory

The SkillsUSA national headquarters is experiencing delays in receiving mail when sent by USPS. A student must be a paid member, in some states, to register as a contestant in state and national competitions. We recommend using an electronic payment method instead of mailing checks during these unpredictable times to ensure payment is received prior…
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The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) Scholarship is Now Open!

SkillsUSA has teamed up with the National Technical Honor Society to promote outstanding student achievement within career and technical education. SkillsUSA is encouraging chapters to consider participation in the honor society as part of their annual program of work. NTHS will award four $1,000 scholarships to SkillsUSA SkillsUSA members, two for high school members and…
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SkillsUSA Celebrates Career Essentials Certified Teachers

During October, we celebrated more educators who became SkillsUSA Career Essentials certified teachers. They are now exceptionally equipped to use the Career Essentials curriculum as a turnkey tool to help learners define, implement and measure their career-readiness skills. These educators are now part of a national network of educators committed to preparing learners for success…
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SkillsUSA Instructors Recognized by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

LEESBURG, Va. — Harbor Freight Tools for Schools has awarded $400,000 in teaching excellence awards to seven SkillsUSA instructors from across the country in the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The prize, launched in 2017, recognizes outstanding instruction in the skilled trades in U.S. public high schools and the teachers…
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