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Category: Press Releases

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.

SkillsUSA Teams Up with Tractor Supply and Carhartt to Strengthen the Future of Skilled Trades Jobs

SkillsUSA has teamed up with Tractor Supply Company (TSC), Tractor Supply Foundation (TSC), and Carhartt for the “Support the Trades” campaign designed to raise awareness of the skilled trades while helping SkillsUSA close the skilled trades gap.

Fine Homebuilding Awards Scholarships to Construction Trades Students to Recognize Excellence in Craftsmanship

Fine Homebuilding and Keep Craft Alive, in its sixth year partnering with SkillsUSA, have announced this year’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship winners. Eighteen students studying in construction-related fields received a $2,500 scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.

SkillsUSA Instructors Announced as Finalists for the 2022 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

Leesburg, Va., July 26, 2022 — Twenty-five SkillsUSA instructors are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who are finalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2022 Prize for Teaching Excellence. Their high school trades programs are in the running for a share of $1.25 million in total cash awards. The…
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SkillsUSA Names Top Three “Models of Excellence” Chapters

Winners Honored for SkillsUSA Framework Application in Chapter Programming Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA announced its top three chapters for the 2022 Models of Excellence (MOE) program during the awards session at the National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Atlanta, on Friday, June 24. The three winners were selected from a talented field of 24…
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Autodesk Teams Up with SkillsUSA to Offer Learning Resources for the Next Generation of Innovators

Collaboration offers training for SkillsUSA instructors and free access to Autodesk software Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA is proud to welcome Autodesk Inc. as a national partner. Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Its technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and…
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