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24 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

Honored as 2021’s Most Outstanding SkillsUSA Programs Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA has named 24 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2021. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student…
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SkillsUSA National Signing Day Celebrates Skilled Trades

SkillsUSA celebrated SkillsUSA National Signing Day today, working with industry partners to highlight the value of skilled trades careers. The nationwide events recognized career and technical students for their dedication to career readiness and their commitment to their future career plans.

Fine Homebuilding Scholarships Recognize Excellence in Craftsmanship and Pursuit of Construction Trades Careers

SkillsUSA Students Can Help Close Skills Gap Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and Fine Homebuilding have teamed up for a fifth year of partnership to offer a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Passionate SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields are eligible for one of multiple $2,500 scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. Selections are based on…
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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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