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Category: Press Releases

SkillsUSA Endorses WorldSkills Initiative HeForShe

SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, is proud to endorse HeForShe – a solidarity movement for gender equality, which is led by the United Nations. WorldSkills U.S. is joined by its fellow Members of WorldSkills across the globe, in backing this vital push for gender equality in vocational education…
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SkillsUSA Joins Mike Rowe to Support Baltimore Workforce Development

SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence attended the 2017 Build Baltimore Gala on February 25 to support and celebrate Project Jumpstart, a Baltimore workforce development program. The invitation was extended to SkillsUSA by the Koch Foundation, which partners with both mikeroweWORKS and SkillsUSA. Brennan Brown from Koch Foundation and Laura Hands of Koch Industries were in…
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More Access To Manufacturing Jobs

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced legislation to help students access good-paying American manufacturing jobs by creating partnerships between high schools, community colleges, and state apprenticeships. According to the Department of Labor, workers who complete apprenticeships earn $50,000 annually on average. The Youth Access to American Jobs Act would support students starting in high school, through an…
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Relevant or Irrelevant?

SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim LawrenceTim appeared on the radio program “Relevant or Irrelevant” (ROI) and talked extensively about SkillsUSA and the skills gap. ROI is a radio show produced for public radio station KALA, based at St. Ambrose University, Iowa. To listen to this broadcast or other SkillsUSA Podcasts, go to: goo.gl/12VfSrcontent_copy

Solving the Workforce Struggle 

Jeffrey Krause, the executive director and CEO of SME, has written an article called Solving the Workforce Struggle. He says that industry must work with associations, educators and government in order for the current and future workforce to flourish. The article highlights the SME Education Foundation and their partnership with SkillsUSA and support of our…
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Article Highlights Maryland HVAC Program and SkillsUSA

This story by reporter Jon Pitts is about a growing HVAC program at Delaney High School. The article ran Dec. 21, 2016 in The Baltimore Sun (daily readership of 177,000). HVAC program at Delaney High introduces students to a thriving trade Executive Director Tim Lawrence responds to Baltimore Sun article with a Letter to the Editor on…
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Fishing for Millennials

SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence was quoted extensively in an article about recruiting millennials into the printing industry for Canvas, a digital platform that deals with the realities of today’s printing and communication industry. Lawrence’s quote was the lead for the story, and Courtney (Miller) Ferrell was also mentioned. To view or download the December…
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SkillsUSA Former Members Featured in TechDirections

Two past SkillsUSA success stories were featured in the November 2016 issue of TechDirections, a magazine and website for technology, career and technical, and engineering educators covering automotive, IT, CAD/CAM, electricity/electronics, engineering, manufacturing, woodworking and construction. They provide information on industry practices and new products to integrate into technical classrooms. To read the story: http://tinyurl.com/zz2b3le

SkillsUSA and Pearson Launch New App for SkillsUSA Championships Clothing and Tool Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Jane DeShong Short or Karen Kitzel 703-777-8810, jshort@skillsusa.org or kkitzel@skillsusa.org Technology Helps SkillsUSA Career and Technical Education Students Prepare to Successfully Compete at SkillsUSA Competitions Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and Pearson have launched a new SkillsUSA Championships app designed to support middle-school, high-school and postsecondary students as they compete in the program…
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New Story on SkillsUSA Construction Trades Competitions in ENR

Engineering News Record has just published a new story about that SkillsUSA Championships that highlights a couple of 2016 competitors and provides an overview of construction competitions. Engineering News–Record (widely known as ENR) is an American weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide. The magazine’s subscribers include contractors, project owners, engineers, architects, public…
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