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Chapter News

December 15, 2016

Motors to Build Skills and Partners

Photo: Kevin Law, Tazewell (Va.) County Career and Technical Center. Used with permission. At SkillsUSA’s national conference, instructor Mike Howington made a connection with representatives from Harley-Davidson Inc. Returning…

Chapter News

December 15, 2016

They’re Making Spirits Bright

The holidays always bring opportunities for SkillsUSA chapters to shine by serving others. Students at Westlake High School in Atlanta (top photo) adopted two families this season.

Chapter News

December 15, 2016

Pies and Bats, All-American Gifts

Photo: Karen Ward, SkillsUSA Massachusetts executive director Baseball and apple pie highlighted an All-American, barbecue-themed luncheon at the recent WorldSkills General Assembly, co-hosted by Skills/Compétences Canada and SkillsUSA.


November 16, 2016

SkillsUSA Alumni Newsletter: October 2016

The October edition of the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends newsletter has been published and emailed to all subscribers. You can read it here. If you’d like to…

Press Releases

November 15, 2016

SkillsUSA Former Members Featured in TechDirections

Two past SkillsUSA success stories were featured in the November 2016 issue of TechDirections, a magazine and website for technology, career and technical, and engineering educators covering automotive, IT,…

Competitions Press Releases

November 04, 2016

SkillsUSA and Pearson Launch New App for SkillsUSA Championships Clothing and Tool Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Jane DeShong Short or Karen Kitzel 703-777-8810, or Technology Helps SkillsUSA Career and Technical Education Students Prepare to Successfully Compete at…

Press Releases

November 01, 2016

New Story on SkillsUSA Construction Trades Competitions in ENR

Engineering News Record has just published a new story about that SkillsUSA Championships that highlights a couple of 2016 competitors and provides an overview of construction competitions. Engineering News–Record (widely known…

Press Releases

October 26, 2016

Executive Director Tim Lawrence Interviewed for Agri-Pulse

Following the WorldSkills General Assembly, writer Sara Wyatt of Agri-Pulse reached out to interview Tim Lawrence on workforce development trends. Agri-Pulse is a weekly update that is considered the most trusted…

Press Releases

October 14, 2016

Rethinking Higher Education on has posted new content called Rethinking Higher Education. This piece focuses on the importance of skilled trades, and highlights some of the local and national skilled trade initiatives Koch…

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