Category: Press Releases

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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State Farm® Supports SkillsUSA in 2020 with Virtual Training Programming and Resources

Leesburg, Va. — In 2020, State Farm Insurance Companies provided $200,000 in support for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development. The grant supported the mission of SkillsUSA and several national programs that help SkillsUSA instructors and their students become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Thanks to the support of State…
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SkillsUSA Instructors Finalists for the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

Leesburg, Va., July 27, 2020 — Nineteen SkillsUSA instructors are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who have been named as finalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Their high school trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash…
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SkillsUSA Names Top Three “Models of Excellence” Schools

Winners Highlighted for Application of SkillsUSA Framework in Chapter Programming Leesburg, Va. — The top three schools in the nation were recognized for excellence in programming in the 2020 SkillsUSA Models of Excellence program. The honors are part of SkillsUSA’s Chapter Excellence Program, in which success is measured by how well students apply career-readiness skills…
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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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Workforce Education at the 10,000 Feet and 1 Foot Levels

Retired executive director Timothy Lawrence has written a reflection essay about his career in workforce development and the power of programs like SkillsUSA in changing lives, no matter what the age of the student. Check it out.

24 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

Honored as 2020’s Most Outstanding SkillsUSA Programs Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA has named 24 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2020. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student…
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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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Fine Homebuilding’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarships Award SkillsUSA Students $35,000

Encourages the Pursuit of Craftsmanship and Helps Close Skills Gap Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and Fine Homebuilding teamed up for a third year of partnership to offer a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Passionate SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who are planning to pursue continued education are eligible for one of 14 $2,500 scholarships…
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Lowe’s Provides Resources to SkillsUSA Chapters

Supports Workforce Development Through Educational Materials Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and home improvement retailer Lowe’s have teamed up on a new grant program to support emerging SkillsUSA programs in career and technical education classrooms across the nation. The $100,000 grant from Lowe’s provides 100 eligible chapters with $1,000 worth of educational materials. Grants are for…
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