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Category: Press Releases

Fine Homebuilding’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarships Award SkillsUSA Students $35,000

Encourages the Pursuit of Craftsmanship and Helps Close Skills Gap Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and Fine Homebuilding teamed up for a third year of partnership to offer a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Passionate SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who are planning to pursue continued education are eligible for one of 14 $2,500 scholarships…
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Lowe’s Provides Resources to SkillsUSA Chapters

Supports Workforce Development Through Educational Materials Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and home improvement retailer Lowe’s have teamed up on a new grant program to support emerging SkillsUSA programs in career and technical education classrooms across the nation. The $100,000 grant from Lowe’s provides 100 eligible chapters with $1,000 worth of educational materials. Grants are for…
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SkillsUSA Partners Provide Support to Take SkillsUSA Career Essentials to the Virtual Classroom

Educational Curriculum offered during COVID-19 Pandemic Leesburg, Va. — The current pandemic has forced instructors and school administrators to quickly move their courses to online environments. Thanks to the generosity of select SkillsUSA partners who want to support online learning, SkillsUSA is now providing free access to the SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite. Access for up…
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COVID-19 Crisis Forces Cancellation of All In-Person Events at SkillsUSA’s 2020 National Leadership and Skills Conference

Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, a national student organization serving more than 365,000 students and teachers in career and technical education, has canceled all in-person events at its 2020 National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Select leadership components of the conference — including state officer training, delegate sessions,…
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SkillsUSA and Industry Leaders Come Together to Help CTE Students Continue Learning During COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Coalition to Leverage Experience, Connections and Resources Leesburg, Va. — To support continued learning for career and technical education (CTE) students during the COVID-19 crisis, SkillsUSA has joined with Lincoln Electric, Tooling U-SME, NC3 and camInstructor to form the CTE Coalition. The coalition has quickly mobilized to create the Keep CTE Moving website, a…
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Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis

Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis The current health crisis we’re facing has affected all walks of life, and, consequently, all aspects of SkillsUSA. That includes our National Leadership and Skills Conference. Over the last several weeks, SkillsUSA has conducted an exhaustive study of all potential options for holding our national…
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Rees Scholarship Program for HVACR Technicians Expands AHRI Partners with SkillsUSA

Leesburg, Va. – The Board of Directors of the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), today announced a partnership with SkillsUSA, expanding the long-standing scholarship program designed for students pursuing a career in the HVACR and water heating industry. With more than…
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SkillsUSA Week 2020 Highlights Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

SkillsUSA staff and national officers carried out several advocacy events Feb. 4-5 as part of SkillsUSA Week and CTE Month. On Feb. 4, 12 members of the national officer team, executive director Chelle Travis and select staff started the day at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C., where SkillsUSA held a legislative breakfast. Invitations…
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WorldSkills OECD Youth Voice for the Future of Work

WorldSkills and the OECD have joined forces to better understand the attitudes of young people when it comes to how they feel about their futures as working adults, future technologies, their perceptions about how technological change will impact their work opportunities, and whether they feel if they are getting enough support from schools to prepare…
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Seventeen High Schools Win Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Start-Up Grants for SkillsUSA Chapters

Leesburg, Va. — Seventeen high schools from across the country will each receive grants of up to $2,500 from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools to strengthen their local SkillsUSA chapters. The grants, totaling $40,000, will support students learning construction trades, transportation and manufacturing. Designed to strengthen chapters established within the past three years, the Harbor…
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