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Category: Press Releases

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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Viega Supports SkillsUSA to Champion Workforce Development, Help Close Skills Gap

Helps Students to Demonstrate their Skills Leesburg, Va. — Viega LLC has announced support for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development. The 2021 sponsorship will support the mission of SkillsUSA and the manufacturing career cluster of the national SkillsUSA Championships. The Viega Group is among the leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation technology.…
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The Swinerton Foundation Supports SkillsUSA to Champion Workforce Development, Close Skills Gap

Leesburg, Va. — The Swinerton Foundation, headquartered in Concord, Calif., has announced support for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development. The 2021 sponsorship will support the mission of SkillsUSA and several national programs that help SkillsUSA instructors and their students become world-class workers, leaders and responsible Americans. Thanks to this partnership with The…
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Centuri Group, Inc., Supports SkillsUSA to Champion Workforce Development, Help Close Skills Gap

Assists Students to Train and Demonstrate their Skills Leesburg, Va. — Centuri Group, Inc., has announced support for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development. The 2021 sponsorship will also support several national programs that help SkillsUSA instructors and their students become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Thanks to Centuri’s partnership, SkillsUSA…
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More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades – The Hechinger Report

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Putting on hazmat gear for the first time turns out to be a long-drawn-out process, so the trainees who are practicing this new skill make the time go faster with a little clowning around. “Smile! Work it! Work it!” one shouts at a classmate as she jokingly strikes glamour poses for photos…
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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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