Category: Press Releases

SkillsUSA Finalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

Twenty-three SkillsUSA instructors are among 61 teachers from across the country who have been named as finalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The teachers were selected by an independent panel of judges from a field of more than 700 applicants. Their high school trades programs are in the running…
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SkillsUSA and Invitation Homes Announce Partnership to Help Close the Skills Gap

Invitation Homes Enters Three-Year Partnership July 21, 2021, Leesburg, Va. and Dallas, Texas — SkillsUSA and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH) have teamed up for a three-year partnership to help close the skills gap and expand skilled trades education. Invitation Homes’ contribution will support SkillsUSA’s mission to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible…
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SkillsUSA Students Elected as National Officers

Leaders will Meet with Industry Partners and Enhance Professional Skills Leesburg, Va.— Six SkillsUSA students were selected by their peers to serve as national officers during the 57th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held virtually, June 14-24. The students, representing both high school and college/postsecondary schools in various fields of career and technical…
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SkillsUSA Names Top Three Chapters in Models of Excellence Program

Winners Highlighted for Application of SkillsUSA Framework in Chapter Programming Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA recently named its top three chapters in the 2021 Models of Excellence program. Chapters at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in South Carolina, the Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education in Arizona and Forsyth Central High School in Georgia…
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Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Supports SkillsUSA Students

Scholarships Provide Registration Fees to Attend National Conference Leesburg, Va. — Thanks to a grant from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, 53 student members and advisors of SkillsUSA from across the country received scholarships to participate in SkillsUSA’s 57th National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), held virtually June 14-24, 2021. The annual NLSC is considered…
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24 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

Honored as 2021’s Most Outstanding SkillsUSA Programs Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA has named 24 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2021. 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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SkillsUSA National Signing Day Celebrates Skilled Trades

SkillsUSA celebrated SkillsUSA National Signing Day today, working with industry partners to highlight the value of skilled trades careers. The nationwide events recognized career and technical students for their dedication to career readiness and their commitment to their future career plans.

Fine Homebuilding Scholarships Recognize Excellence in Craftsmanship and Pursuit of Construction Trades Careers

SkillsUSA Students Can Help Close Skills Gap Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and Fine Homebuilding have teamed up for a fifth year of partnership to offer a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Passionate SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields are eligible for one of multiple $2,500 scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. Selections are based on…
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Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Supports SkillsUSA Students as they Demonstrate Career-Ready Skills

Grant Covers Scholarships and General Support Leesburg, Va. — More than 500 students from across the United States will receive scholarships to attend a national career skills event online thanks to a grant from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. The $115,000 grant will support SkillsUSA in their general operations and will provide scholarships for students…
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Covid-19 Forces Vocational Schools to Adjust

It’s hard to learn to restrain a cat for an X-ray. It’s even harder by video, said Morgan Sylvester, who is studying veterinary radiology remotely this year. “In the past, we’ve been given stuffed animals to help show us how to position different animals, but it’s hard to learn remotely,” said Ms. Sylvester, 17 years…
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