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Category: Press Releases

SkillsUSA WorldTeam Celebrated at Send-Off Event Prior to International Competition

Visits to UAE Embassy, U.S. Department of Education and Partner Reception [insertgallery id=”12731″] Leesburg, Va. — The SkillsUSA WorldTeam traveled to our nation’s capital Sept. 12 for an official briefing at the U.S. Department of Education. While in Washington, the team visited the embassy of the United Arab Emirates, host of the upcoming WorldSkills Competition,…
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Join Carhartt In Lending A Hand To Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Carhartt, America’s premium workwear brand since 1889, is conducting a nationwide clothing drive at its 30 company stores in partnership with One Warm Coat, an organization that provides clothing to those in need, free of charge. These consumer-driven donations, along with Carhartt workwear products, will be delivered to the people affected…
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Mike Rowe Talks SkillsUSA on “Fox and Friends”

America’s Favorite “Dirty Jobs Guy” Highlights SkillsUSA as a Skills Gap Solution  SkillsUSA was featured on national morning show “Fox and Friends” on June 21 in a segment featuring Mike Rowe, proponent of the skilled trades who is working to highlight career and technical education as an alternative to the four-year degree. In the segment,…
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SkillsUSA Leaders Participate in White House Session on Workforce Development

CTSOs Brief Department of Education Senior Officials Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit organization for career-focused students, was part of a recent Workforce Development and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Listening Session sponsored by the White House Office of Public Liaison. The June 1 event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, provided an opportunity…
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SkillsUSA Career Essentials Introduced at National Event

Next Generation Employability Skill-Building Curricula to Launch in Fall 2017 — Preview at NLSC Working in teams, understanding leadership and communicating clearly are required in any career. However, these skills were never easy to teach — until now. SkillsUSA, an innovator in educational resources for career and technical students, will introduce SkillsUSA Career Essentials at the…
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24 SkillsUSA Schools Named as Models of Excellence

Honored as Outstanding SkillsUSA Programs Leesburg, Va. —SkillsUSA recently named 24 SkillsUSA chapters as Models of Excellence. This national program recognizes the integration and application of personal, workplace and technical skills in SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is one of the highest awards bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student organizations for…
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Strategies for Attracting Students to High-quality CTE

Our friends at Advance CTE and the Siemens Foundation are working on a project, Strategies for Attracting Students to High-Quality CTE, which supports states and local communities in their efforts to attract more students into high-quality career and technical education programs of study. This project will develop effective messaging, as well as provide support to states. Advance…
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SkillsUSA Resource Helps Students Explore STEM Careers Earlier

Jump into STEM! Releases Middle-School Edition Leesburg, Va. – In 2015, SkillsUSA launched its free member resource, Jump into STEM!, a curriculum developed for high-school students to use to mentor elementary-school students on future career path options. Based on the huge success of the elementary- school edition, SkillsUSA has released 22 new Jump into STEM!…
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Fine Homebuilding and SkillsUSA’s Keep Craft Alive Scholarship

Fine Homebuilding Scholarships Help to Close the Skills Gap  Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA is proud to announce, in partnership with Fine Homebuilding, a new scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Current SkillsUSA members and alumni association members studying in construction-related fields, with a passion for their craft and planning to pursue continued education including community college,…
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SkillsUSA Featured in Lucketts News and Notes

The Lucketts Ruritan Club newsletter recently ran a feature article on SkillsUSA. Lucketts is the village where SkillsUSA’s national headquarters is located. Read more …