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National Officers Take the Lead in SkillsUSA Week Activities

Sen. Casey met with SkillsUSA National Officers, staff and Channellock personnel on Advocacy Day during SkillsUSA Week. Last week, we had some great chapter activities across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week. Our national officers and staff were also very busy with activities. Here is a brief synopsis of the week’s highlights. On Monday, for…
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SkillsUSA Highlighted at CTE 101 Briefing 

SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence served  as a panelist for a CTE 101 briefing for Hill staffers on Friday, Feb. 8. The event was a recruitment push for the House CTE Caucus and a co-sponsorship push for the House’s CTE Month Resolution. Hosted by Representatives Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.), the panelists talked about…
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SkillsUSA Celebrates Workforce Development with National Advocacy Day on Feb. 5

[insertgallery id=”16725″] SkillsUSA students serving as national officers visited Washington, D.C., Feb. 5 to advocate for SkillsUSA and career and technical education (CTE) during SkillsUSA Week and CTE Month. Starting the day at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE), 13 members of the SkillsUSA national officer team, along…
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Opening the Door to High-Demand Jobs: SkillsUSA Week Kicks Off Feb. 3

Channellock, Inc., and Toyota USA Foundation Sponsor National Celebration to Support Workforce Development, Close Skills Gap Leesburg, Va. — From South Pasadena High School in California to Pulaski County Technical Education Center in Virginia, SkillsUSA chapters at schools across the country are opening their doors Feb. 3-9 during SkillsUSA Week. The annual event run by SkillsUSA,…
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2019 SkillsUSA Week Chapter Grant Winners Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the SkillsUSA Week grant. These grants of up to $1,000 are sponsored in partnership with Channellock and Toyota. Chapters were selected based on their compelling narratives about how the grant funds will be used to assist in creating a SkillsUSA open house during SkillsUSA Week (Feb. 3-9) that will serve…
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Ignore Email Solicitations Claiming to Sell SkillsUSA Lists

Periodically, people affiliated with SkillsUSA receive emails from various companies trying to sell an attendee list from one of our conferences or from SkillsUSA TECHSPO. These are not legitimate offers. Rest assured, these companies don’t have a real list from SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA never sells our attendee lists or email lists. Offers claiming to sell these…
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SkillsUSA Participates in Education Dialogue Between U.S. and China

On October 31, SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence participated in the 4th U.S.-China State and Provincial Education Leaders Dialogue: Technical and Vocational Education and Training. The meeting gathered officials from the U.S. Department of Education and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, U.S. State and Chinese Provincial Education Chiefs, and career…
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WorldSkills USA Will Go for Gold in Kazan, Russia, at Global Trade Skills Competition

Competitors will represent the United States against the greatest young talents in the world Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA today revealed 22 young competitors who will represent the United States at WorldSkills, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a…
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Registration is Open — Enjoy the Benefits of Professional Membership

The SkillsUSA registration site is officially open for the new school year. If you need assistance with SkillsUSA membership or registration, hotline operators are ready to answer questions about starting a new chapter, ways to engage chapter members or strategies to strengthen an existing chapter. Operators are on call 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday…
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SkillsUSA Team Visits Rep. Krishnamoorthi During WLTI

National student leaders (left to right) Guadalupe Cortez, Adam Cavanaugh and Brooke Gatchell met with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) in his Capitol Hill office Sept. 25, 2018, as part of SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI). In one of more than 100 congressional visits by SkillsUSA in a single day, the students thanked Rep. Krishnamoorthi…
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