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October 27, 2023

SKILLS JAM Docuseries Debuts as SkillsUSA and The Skilled Career Coalition Join Forces to Help Solve the Skills Gap

A new docuseries showcasing the heart pounding, show stopping journeys of 14 SkillsUSA members from five high schools has been released, following them as they compete at the national SkillsUSA Championships.

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October 25, 2023

SKILLS JAM Showcases SkillsUSA Students and Advisors

The new episodic docuseries “SKILLS JAM” premiered Oct. 17 on the SKILLS JAM YouTube channel.

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October 25, 2023

SkillsUSA Members Visit U.S. Capitol to Advocate for SkillsUSA

More than 500 SkillsUSA students, teachers and leaders from 29 states have learned to become effective leaders, gained an understanding of how the federal government works and advocated for SkillsUSA in visits with their elected senators and representatives.

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October 13, 2023

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

SkillsUSA instructors are among 25 outstanding teachers and teacher teams from 17 states who are winners for the 2023 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. In total, these educators shared $1.5 million in cash awards.

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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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August 22, 2023

SkillsUSA Technical Classroom/Lab Enhancements or Community Service Grant Program

Lowe’s announces grants up to $15,000 for SkillsUSA chapters focused on the construction trade – including: Cabinetmaking Carpentry Electrical Construction Wiring Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration…

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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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