Category: Press Releases

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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Building Skills for Life (from thetincanwire.com)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … In the endearing and enduring tale of Star Wars, legions of specially trained Jedi Knights were needed to maintain peace in the Universe. Read the full article on The Tin Can Wire: www.thetincanwire.com/stories/building-skills-for-life/

New SkillsUSA Resource Helps Elementary School Students Explore STEM Careers

Jump Into STEM! Explores 22 Careers Leesburg, Va. November 18, 2015 SkillsUSA has announced the release of a new resource that encourages high-school students to mentor younger students on possible career paths. Its Jump Into STEM! program provides tools and activities for SkillsUSA members to help elementary-age participants take part in interactive career experiences. Whether a…
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Cengage Learning Provides Access to Workforce Development Solutions for Thousands of SkillsUSA Alumni

Delivers Online Courses and Career Assistance Through New Portal Boston, Mass., Oct. 31, 2015 – Cengage Learning has expanded its partnership with SkillsUSA to offer SkillsUSA alumni access to a custom portal that provides online courses, career training, and career transition assistance. The portal gives SkillsUSA alumni – students who have participated in trade, technical…
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New Research Shows That SkillsUSA Participation Makes a Difference in CTE Student Outcomes

SkillsUSA Members Have Higher GPA, More Exposure to Potential Employers and Are Better Prepared for Workforce or Continued Education  Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA participation is cited prominently as a positive factor for career and technical students in a new research study. SkillsUSA and the Manufacturing Institute partnered with Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) on…
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Attracting the Next Generation Workforce Research Paper

We’re excited to share some new research with you on the value of SkillsUSA programs within the career and technical education programs we serve. Attracting the Next Generation Workforce: The Role of Career and Technical Education was written by the Manufacturing Institute (MI) based on surveys conducted by the Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) in…
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SkillsUSA Members Participate in White House “CTE Innovators” Event

National Showcase of Innovation in Career and Technical Education WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three SkillsUSA members, three SkillsUSA instructors and two members of the SkillsUSA national staff were selected to participate in a White House Career and Technical Education (CTE) Convening: “Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education” on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. First Lady Michelle Obama as…
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