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Category: Press Releases

SkillsUSA Members Rally at the U.S. Capitol, Make 130 Legislative Visits in One Day

At a Sept. 24 rally in Washington, D.C., more than 550 SkillsUSA students, teachers and state leaders from 29 states showed their support for SkillsUSA and career and technical education (CTE). The third annual “SkillsUSA Perkins POWERR CTE Rally” on the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol celebrated the launch of the Strengthening Career…
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SkillsUSA Launches New Credential at National Press Club

Federal and industry officials participated in the official launch of the SkillsUSA Career Essentials Credential at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24. The SkillsUSA Career Essentials curriculum and credential program provide career and technical education students with the foundational skills, attitudes and values necessary to ensure America has the skilled workforce…
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SkillsUSA WorldSkills USA Team Earns Bronze Medal and Four Medallions of Excellence at International Event

Highlights Importance of a Competitive, Highly Skilled Workforce Leesburg, Va., Aug. 29, 2019 —The WorldSkills USA team won a bronze medal in Heavy Vehicle Technology and earned four Medallions of Excellence at the WorldSkills Competition held Aug. 22-27 in Kazan, Russia. SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, fielded and…
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Career and Technical Education Leader Chelle Travis Appointed Executive Director of SkillsUSA

Brings 17 Years of Experience, Passion to Advance Mission Leesburg, Va., August 14, 2019 — SkillsUSA, a leading career and technical student organization in America, has named Chelle Travis as its next executive director. Travis brings 17 years of leadership experience in career and technical education to this role with a solid understanding and track…
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SkillsUSA WorldSkills USA Team Heads to International Competition for Young Skilled Workers

Highlights Importance of a Competitive, Highly Skilled Workforce Leesburg, Va., Aug. 6, 2019 — SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, is sending 22 career and technical education competitors to Kazan, Russia, to compete in 20 skill categories during the 45th biennial event Aug. 22-27. The WorldSkills Competition will showcase…
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Fine Homebuilding and SkillsUSA’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Winner Students Show Passion for the Trades

Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, in the third year of partnership with Fine Homebuilding, is proud to announce the #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship winners. Twenty-four students, all studying in construction-related fields and planning to pursue continued education in the trades, received a $2,500 scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Selections were based on completion of an application, along…
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Building a better workforce: SkillsUSA partners with Lowe’s on Generation T

Tim Lawrence shares on LinkedIn that SkillsUSA has joined Generation T, a national movement launched by Lowe’s Home Improvement to address the widening skilled trades gap. Read the full story.

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 2019 Models of Excellence program. Chapters at Norwalk High School in California, Geary High School in Oklahoma and Lynn Vocational Technical Institute in Massachusetts triumphed for their effective application of personal, workplace and…
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3M Gets an Up Close and Personal View of Future Workforce

Deciding to offer time, talent and resources to an organization that stages competitions for kids to learn more about the STEM field is a major undertaking. At 3M, they take this very seriously. In fact, Maureen Tholen, sustainability director for 3M’s Industrial Business, and Safety and Graphics Business Groups, was named as the chairperson of the SkillsUSA…
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Presidential CTE Scholars Include SkillsUSA Members

The U.S. Department of Education announced the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which for the fourth year includes students in career and technical education (CTE) fields. SkillsUSA members receiving the award: Ian Henry Carnate Acosta of Waipahu High School in Hawaii Megan Elizabeth Brown of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Massachusetts Sonia Purohit…
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