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Category: Features

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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Apply for a Student Tuition Grant  

Saf-Gard Safety Shoe Co. is awarding an education grant for skilled trades students who are just starting out in their field. Three students will be chosen to receive a $1,000 grant to go toward trade school tuition. Students who apply will respond to a prompt created by Saf-Gard and then send responses and photos to…
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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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Carhartt’s “Every Day is Labor Day” Online Event Raises More Than $300,000 for SkillsUSA!

We are thrilled to announce that SkillsUSA received a total of $316,509 from Carhartt as a result of their “Every Day is Labor Day” online event on Labor Day, Sept. 7. As part of the event, all online sales of Carhartt clothing and merchandise from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. were donated fully to SkillsUSA.…
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HIRING: Director of Development in the Office of Business Partnerships and Development

SkillsUSA is seeking a senior development professional to lead its philanthropic principles, campaigns and strategies while guiding and motivating a fundraising team of three to achieve excellence in annual development goals. If you have a passion for mission-driven work in the nonprofit, educational arena, we’d love to learn more about you and your professional background.…
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2020 WLTI Canceled

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, SkillsUSA has decided to cancel the 2020 Washington Leadership Training Institute, originally scheduled for September 19-23 in Washington, D.C. This decision was made first and foremost with the health and safety of our members in mind, and it was informed by the guidance and advice of our nation’s…
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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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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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