Henkel Corp. Supports SkillsUSA and Workforce Development

Published: April 07, 2023
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Jane Short or Karen Kitzel 703-777-8810 jshort@skillsusa.org or kkitzel@skillsusa.org

Provides Financial Assistance for Programming at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference

Leesburg, Va., April 6, 2023 — Henkel Corporation, a trademark partner of GE for GE consumer sealants, is an official partner of SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development. As part of their partnership, Henkel Corporation, a nationwide provider of caulks and sealants, will provide support for the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) to be held in Atlanta, June 19-23. Henkel is the overall sponsor of the new SkillsUSA Scavenger Hunt to be held during the SkillsUSA TECHSPO trade show. This new program will engage attendees with all of the exhibitors and aspects of the conference using interesting facts and photos, along with good competitive fun. They will also provide support for SkillsUSA University which offers all NLSC attendees a chance to learn directly from industry expert practitioners and gain field-specific skills to incorporate into their classroom instruction. Additionally, they will support SkillsUSA TECHSPO and provide general mission support. As America’s #1 Silicone Brand, it’s Henkel’s mission to provide the most durable and reliable products on the market so current and future pros can create lasting value, positively impact people’s lives, and keep homes across the country Sealed for Good. “We thank Henkel for supporting this important programming at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference,” said Chelle Travis, executive director at SkillsUSA. “We are rolling up our sleeves every day to support career and technical education as we forge meaningful partnerships with industry. Working together with Henkel, we can allow more students to become career ready and help close the skills gap.” “We are thrilled to partner with an organization whose values align so closely with our own,” said Anne Richard, Senior Brand Manager at Henkel, a trademark partner of GE for GE sealants. “SkillsUSA’s mission is inspiring. It’s an honor to support America’s future trade professionals and we look forward to seeing them continue to succeed in their fields.”

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. It’s a student-led partnership of education and industry that’s building the skilled workforce our nation depends on with graduates who are career ready, day one. Representing nearly 380,000 career and technical education students and teachers, SkillsUSA chapters thrive in middle schools, high schools and college/postsecondary institutions nationwide. SkillsUSA’s mission empowers students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members. That mission is accomplished through the SkillsUSA Framework of Personal Skills, Workplace Skills and Technical Skills Grounded in Academics, which is integrated into classroom curriculum. Through Framework instruction, students develop the character-shaping leadership skills — teamwork, communication, professionalism and more — that successful careers and lives demand. At the same time, students hone their high-level technical skills against current industry standards in more than 130 skilled trade areas, from 3-D Animation to Welding. The result? Focused, confident and highly skilled graduates who are ready to work, ready to lead and ready to make a difference in our schools, workplaces and communities. A vital solution to the skills gap, where more in-demand skilled trades positions are available than qualified professionals to fill them, SkillsUSA has served over 14 million difference-making members since 1965. To learn more, visit www.skillsusa.org.

About Henkel

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2020, Henkel reported sales of more than 19 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of about 2.6 billion euros. Henkel employs about 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit: www.henkel.com. GE is a registered trademark of General Electric Company and is used under trademark license by Henkel.

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