On Tuesday, March 26, the Senate CTE Caucus hosted a reception at the Dirksen Senate Office Building for Members of Congress and their staffs, titled “CTE Success: Student Leaders in Action”. The reception tied into ACTE’s National Policy Seminar and was attended by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN), who both made remarks pro cv . ACTE coordinated the reception and all the CTSOs participated. National officers Preston Prince and Ula Uluiviti were at the SkillsUSA table to network and Preston made brief remarks. Also attending were SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence, Courtney Ferrell and Hayley Uffelman.
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.
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.