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September 21, 2023

WorldSkills USA Begins Selection for Lyon 2024

The one-year countdown to competition has begun as SkillsUSA initiates the process to field a team of talented young skilled trades experts to represent the United States at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition to be held Sept. 10-15 in Lyon, France.

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August 29, 2023

SkillsUSA Teams Up with Tractor Supply and Carhartt to Strengthen the Future of Skilled Trades Jobs

SkillsUSA has once again teamed up with Tractor Supply Company (TSC), Tractor Supply Company Foundation and Carhartt for their annual “Support the Trades” campaign designed to raise awareness of the skilled trades while helping SkillsUSA close the skilled trades gap. Carhartt and TSC have an expanded this year’s “Support the Trades” line of shirts and hats from Carhartt to benefit SkillsUSA.

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August 29, 2023

Recognizing State Associations through State Standards of Excellence Program – August 2023

SkillsUSA’s State Standards of Excellence Program experienced growth in its seventh year as 40 states completed the process and received recognition. The purpose of the program is to…

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July 26, 2023

SkillsUSA Instructors Recognized as Finalists for the 2023 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

Twenty-four SkillsUSA instructors are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who are finalists for the 2023 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Their high school trades programs are in the running for a share of $1.5 million in total cash awards.

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July 25, 2023

SkillsUSA Students Elected as Leaders of National Organization

SkillsUSA students have been elected as national officers to serve nearly 400,000 members for the 2023-24 school year. The 10 high school and college/postsecondary students will serve as advocates for SkillsUSA and career and technical education (CTE) and will lead two national conferences, facilitate sessions for students and instructors and advocate on behalf of SkillsUSA to elected officials and representatives of business and industry as they represent the national organization at various events.

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June 28, 2023

SkillsUSA Names Top Three “Models of Excellence” Chapters

SkillsUSA announced its top three chapters for the 2023 Models of Excellence (MOE) program during the Awards Session at the National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) in Atlanta on Friday, June 23.

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June 15, 2023

Airgas Supports SkillsUSA and Workforce Development

SkillsUSA is proud to welcome Airgas, an Air Liquide company, as a new official partner. Through this partnership, Airgas will provide support to the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, June 19-23.

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June 14, 2023

The U.S. Air Force Partners with SkillsUSA and Workforce Development

The U.S. Air Force, an official partner of SkillsUSA, will provide support for SkillsUSA’s National Leadership & Skills Conference including sponsorship and participation in a community service project on Friday, June 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. They will also provide support to SkillsUSA TECHSPO, as well as general mission support.

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May 09, 2023

U.S. Army Invests in SkillsUSA Workforce Development

SkillsUSA Contacts Jane Short or Karen Kitzel 703-777-8810 or Supports Student Leader Programming at the SkillsUSA Conference  Leesburg, Va., May 9, 2023 — The U.S. Army…

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