Category: Features

COVID-19 Crisis Forces Cancellation of All In-Person Events at SkillsUSA’s 2020 National Leadership and Skills Conference

Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, a national student organization serving more than 365,000 students and teachers in career and technical education, has canceled all in-person events at its 2020 National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Select leadership components of the conference — including state officer training, delegate sessions,…
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SkillsUSA and Industry Leaders Come Together to Help CTE Students Continue Learning During COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Coalition to Leverage Experience, Connections and Resources Leesburg, Va. — To support continued learning for career and technical education (CTE) students during the COVID-19 crisis, SkillsUSA has joined with Lincoln Electric, Tooling U-SME, NC3 and camInstructor to form the CTE Coalition. The coalition has quickly mobilized to create the Keep CTE Moving website, a…
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Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis

Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis The current health crisis we’re facing has affected all walks of life, and, consequently, all aspects of SkillsUSA. That includes our National Leadership and Skills Conference. Over the last several weeks, SkillsUSA has conducted an exhaustive study of all potential options for holding our national…
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Rees Scholarship Program for HVACR Technicians Expands AHRI Partners with SkillsUSA

Leesburg, Va. – The Board of Directors of the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), today announced a partnership with SkillsUSA, expanding the long-standing scholarship program designed for students pursuing a career in the HVACR and water heating industry. With more than…
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SkillsUSA Championships Clothing and Tools App Updated for 2020

SkillsUSA has updated the “SkillsUSA: Clothing and Tools” app for 2020. This is a great starter resource that does not replace the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards but connects users to SkillsUSA’s membership site, where educators can join as professional members to receive the full standards at no charge. For each contest, the new “SkillsUSA: Clothing…
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SkillsUSA Week 2020 Highlights Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

SkillsUSA staff and national officers carried out several advocacy events Feb. 4-5 as part of SkillsUSA Week and CTE Month. On Feb. 4, 12 members of the national officer team, executive director Chelle Travis and select staff started the day at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C., where SkillsUSA held a legislative breakfast. Invitations…
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Maximizing Perkins V for Student Success!

As the deadline nears for submitting membership in SkillsUSA to allow student members to serve as delegates and compete at the district/regional, state, and national levels, it is important to know that Perkins supports the increased participation of ALL special populations in CTSOs. Contact your advisory committee and administrator and ask them to support the…
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Who’s Ready for a New T-Shirt?

The SkillsUSA Store has a new T-shirt with this year’s theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, I’m Ready.” Don’t miss an opportunity to purchase a 2019-2020 themed T-shirt! To place an order or if you have any questions, contact Kim DeVenuto at 703-674-5454 or kdevenuto@egroupengage.com.

SkillsUSA Students Build Bunk Beds for Fire Victims at the Rose Bowl

Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose Bowl Stadium on Oct. 8 for the Generation T Bunk Build. The group worked with industry partners to build 100 bunk beds for nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace, an organization dedicated to building, assembling and delivering beds to children in need. Some beds were…
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New Fundraiser is ‘Double Good’

Double Good Popcorn is a newly approved fundraising program for SkillsUSA chapters. This online platform sells gourmet popcorn and seeks to make fundraising simple and effective. The fundraising company began working with SkillsUSA Illinois in the middle of last year, and four other state SkillsUSA associations have since partnered to pilot fundraisers as well. Since…
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