Category: Press Releases

U.S. Army Invests in SkillsUSA Workforce Development

SkillsUSA Contacts Jane Short or Karen Kitzel 703-777-8810 jshort@skillsusa.org or kkitzel@skillsusa.org Supports Student Leader Programming at the SkillsUSA Conference  Leesburg, Va., May 9, 2023 — The U.S. Army will support SkillsUSA at the 2023 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) in Atlanta, June 19-23 by sponsoring the National House of Delegates and by participating in SkillsUSA…
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2023 Models of Excellence

23 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

SkillsUSA has named 23 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2023. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities.

SkillsUSA National Signing Day Will Celebrate Skilled Trades Students Nationwide on May 4

SkillsUSA National Signing Day will be held May 4 to celebrate hundreds of students in high schools across the country for their dedication to pursue a career in the skilled trades.

Henkel Corp. Supports SkillsUSA and Workforce Development

Henkel Corporation, a trademark partner of GE for GE consumer sealants, is an official partner of SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development.

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Aerotek and SkillsUSA to Award “Make Your Mark” Scholarships

SkillsUSA has partnered with Aerotek, a leading talent solutions provider specializing in placing light industrial and skilled trades talent in the manufacturing, logistics, construction, aviation and facility management industries, to provide “Make Your Mark” scholarships to SkillsUSA members.

Report: SkillsUSA Makes Career and Technical Education Better

New research from the Student Research Foundation shows the majority of surveyed SkillsUSA members feel they are engaged in relevant career and technical education (CTE) coursework that prepares them for the future.

SkillsUSA WorldSkills Competitor Wins Bronze in International Welding Competition, Oct. 17-20 in Cleveland

Jordan Packer of Utah won a bronze medal in Welding at the international WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, held Oct. 17-20 at the Lincoln Electric Welding Technology and Training Center in Cleveland. Packer was the sole U.S. competitor for the event, which was part of a series of 62 WorldSkills 2022 Special Edition competitions, presented by Samsung.

State Associations Recognized for State Standards of Excellence

SkillsUSA’s State Standards of Excellence program experienced growth in its sixth year as 39 states completed the process and received recognition in 2022. The purpose of the program is to ensure state associations have in place policies, procedures and structure on an annual basis that deliver a high level of service to their SkillsUSA membership.

SkillsUSA Instructors Honored for Teaching Excellence

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence was presented to 20 teachers across the United States this week, including 12 registered SkillsUSA instructors. The prize recognizes outstanding instruction in the skilled trades in U.S. public high schools and the teachers who inspire students to learn skills for life after graduation.

WorldSkills USA Will Go for Gold in International Welding Competition, Oct. 17-20 in Cleveland

Jordan Packer of Utah will compete in the upcoming WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition on Oct. 17-20. The international welding competition will be held at the Lincoln Electric Welding Technology and Training Center in Cleveland.