Category: Features

I BUILT THIS! Video Contest

NCCER and Build Your Future’s I BUILT THIS! video contest gives aspiring craft professionals or their instructors an opportunity to showcase outstanding construction projects. Submissions are accepted from all types of construction and maintenance crafts. The five categories include: Individual Secondary and Postsecondary, Group Secondary and Postsecondary (maximum of five group members) and People’s Choice.…
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Apply Now for ACTE Teacher and Lifetime Service Awards

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is seeking nominations for the National Trade and Industrial Education Division Awards. The deadline is Nov. 1. Qualified individuals may be nominated in the following categories or you may nominate yourself. (If you nominate someone else, please inform that person in advance.) Lifetime Service Outstanding New Teacher Award…
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SkillsUSA Members Rally at the U.S. Capitol, Make 130 Legislative Visits in One Day

At a Sept. 24 rally in Washington, D.C., more than 550 SkillsUSA students, teachers and state leaders from 29 states showed their support for SkillsUSA and career and technical education (CTE). The third annual “SkillsUSA Perkins POWERR CTE Rally” on the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol celebrated the launch of the Strengthening Career…
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Need Help with Your Chapter or Registering Members? Call the SkillsUSA Membership Hotline Toll Free: 844-875-4557

Hotline operators are ready to answer your questions on how to start a new chapter, engage chapter members and strengthen an existing chapter — you name it, they are ready to tackle it! Operators are on call from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday and…
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Career and Technical Education Leader Chelle Travis Appointed Executive Director of SkillsUSA

Brings 17 Years of Experience, Passion to Advance Mission Leesburg, Va., August 14, 2019 — SkillsUSA, a leading career and technical student organization in America, has named Chelle Travis as its next executive director. Travis brings 17 years of leadership experience in career and technical education to this role with a solid understanding and track…
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SkillsUSA WorldSkills USA Team Heads to International Competition for Young Skilled Workers

Highlights Importance of a Competitive, Highly Skilled Workforce Leesburg, Va., Aug. 6, 2019 — SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, is sending 22 career and technical education competitors to Kazan, Russia, to compete in 20 skill categories during the 45th biennial event Aug. 22-27. The WorldSkills Competition will showcase…
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Fine Homebuilding and SkillsUSA’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Winner Students Show Passion for the Trades

Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, in the third year of partnership with Fine Homebuilding, is proud to announce the #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship winners. Twenty-four students, all studying in construction-related fields and planning to pursue continued education in the trades, received a $2,500 scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Selections were based on completion of an application, along…
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Building a better workforce: SkillsUSA partners with Lowe’s on Generation T

Tim Lawrence shares on LinkedIn that SkillsUSA has joined Generation T, a national movement launched by Lowe’s Home Improvement to address the widening skilled trades gap. Read the full story.

National Competition Scores Now Available

Detailed scores are available online now. Before you try to retrieve your score, please be sure you have your competitor number available. If you don’t know the number, please contact your state association director. If you have any questions about your score or have problems retrieving it, please direct them to Dave Worden in our…
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3M Gets an Up Close and Personal View of Future Workforce

Deciding to offer time, talent and resources to an organization that stages competitions for kids to learn more about the STEM field is a major undertaking. At 3M, they take this very seriously. In fact, Maureen Tholen, sustainability director for 3M’s Industrial Business, and Safety and Graphics Business Groups, was named as the chairperson of the SkillsUSA…
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