Category: Press Releases

Executive Director Tim Lawrence Interviewed for Agri-Pulse

Following the WorldSkills General Assembly, writer Sara Wyatt of Agri-Pulse reached out to interview Tim Lawrence on workforce development trends. Agri-Pulse is a weekly update that is considered the most trusted farm and rural policy source in Washington, D.C. Here is a link to the article: www.agri-pulse.com/The-next-generation-of-infrastructure-requires-winning-the-war-for-talent-10172016.asp

Rethinking Higher Education on KOCHstories.com

KOCHstories.com has posted new content called Rethinking Higher Education. This piece focuses on the importance of skilled trades, and highlights some of the local and national skilled trade initiatives Koch supports, including SkillsUSA. Make sure to check out the three student video profiles at the end. http://kochstories.com/articles/rethinking-higher-education

2016 WorldSkills Leaders Forum Provides New Perspectives on the Future of Skills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contacts: Mike Pitre or Michèle Rogerson, Skills/Compétences Canada 613-784-9996, mikep@skillscanada.com 613-266-4771, micheler@skillscanada.com Contacts: Jane Short or Karen Kitzel, SkillsUSA 703-737-0612, jshort@skillsusa.org 703-737-0607, kkitzel@skillsusa.org Niagara Falls, Canada, Oct. 6, 2016 — Skills/Compétences Canada along with SkillsUSA hosted the WorldSkills Leaders Forum on October 4, as part of the WorldSkills General Assembly 2016. This…
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Students Who Study Technical Education May Earn More

A new white paper, entitled “Preparing our Students for Career Success – What Parents Should Know” examines the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and U.S. labor market trends to provide insights on choosing educational paths that lead to well-paying jobs. The analysis finds that students who choose an industry-aligned technical education can go on…
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SME and SkillsUSA Partner to Provide Memberships to High School Educators and Students

(DEARBORN, Mich. – June 22, 2016) – SME and SkillsUSA, two organizations dedicated to finding solutions for the U.S. skills gap, have announced a high school membership partnership to inspire and engage students and educators, to ultimately fill the manufacturing workforce pipeline. Read the full press release.

SkillsUSA Supports Putting Learner Success First

SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence authored a guest post on Advance CTE’s blog. Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Advance CTE was formerly known…
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SkillsUSA Response to Ohio Masonry Contest Issue

Attached is a statement from SkillsUSA and a statement from the Ohio Department of Education. These statements pertain to an issue with the scoring of the 2016 SkillsUSA Ohio Masonry competition that resulted in a number of mentions in the press. The issue was national competition eligibility.  SkillsUSA Statement

SkillsUSA Selects Atlanta for Future Conference Site

Contacts: Jane Short or Karen Kitzel, SkillsUSA 703-737-0612, jshort@skillsusa.org 703-737-0607, kkitzel@skillsusa.org National Student Organization Announces Conference Move in 2021 Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, a national non-profit partnership of career-focused students, instructors and industry, has announced a new venue for its annual celebration of world-class workers and responsible American citizens. Atlanta and the world-renowned Georgia World…
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Going for Gold, SkillsUSA Helps Volvo CE North America Celebrate Articulated Hauler’s 50th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SkillsUSA contacts: Jane DeShong Short or Karen Kitzel 703-777-8810, jshort@skillsusa.org or kkitzel@skillsusa.org Volvo is launching promotion to celebrate the construction industry and support of students entering construction careers SkillsUSA is joining forces with Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their articulated hauler. Volvo CE created a custom-painted “Golden…
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National CTE Associations Applaud Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) today applauded Congress and President Obama on the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a law reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which includes Career Technical Education (CTE) as a…
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