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Category: Press Releases

State Associations Recognized for State Standards of Excellence

Oct. 10, 2021 – The SkillsUSA State Standards of Excellence Program experienced growth in its fifth year as 38 states were recognized and received recognition. 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 membership.…
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SkillsUSA State Directors Hold Professional Development Conference

Group Visits Atlanta, Host City for the National Leadership and Skills Conference Leesburg, Va., Oct. 8, 2021 — More than 60 SkillsUSA State Directors and staff gathered in Atlanta Oct. 4–7 for their annual Professional Development and Training Conference. The conference centered on the successful transition of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)…
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SkillsUSA Members Engage with Elected Officials, Learn Framework Skills at WLTI

More than 300 SkillsUSA students, teachers and state leaders from 19 states traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to participate in the Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) advocacy conference. Many WLTI attendees described the annual event as nothing short of “life changing.” Students learned to become effective leaders and gained a broader understanding of how…
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SkillsUSA Begins Team Selection for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

SkillsUSA will once again field a team of talented young skilled trades experts who will represent the United States at the 46th WorldSkills Competition, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. SkillsUSA and its technical experts in six trade areas are currently working to put together the 2022 team that will compete in Shanghai, China on Oct. 12-17, 2022.

Wolverine and the Ram Truck Brand Celebrate Labor Day and Support SkillsUSA

A donation from each item pre-ordered will go to SkillsUSA to build trade, technical and skilled service training programs Leesburg, Va., Sept. 2, 2021 — To celebrate the skilled trades this Labor Day, Wolverine and Ram Trucks have collaborated on the new “Wolverine x Ram” line of work boots, built in the U.S.A. and inspired by…
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SkillsUSA Teams Up with Tractor Supply and Carhartt to Help Close the Skills Gap

Portion of proceeds from T-shirt fundraiser will go to SkillsUSA to build trade, technical and skilled service training programs  Leesburg, Va., Aug. 24, 2021 — SkillsUSA has teamed up with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) and Carhartt for the “Support the Trades” campaign designed to raise awareness of the skilled trades while helping SkillsUSA close the skilled…
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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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