The Latest From SkillsUSA Nation

Press Releases

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…

Features Lowe's Grants

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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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.


July 14, 2023

SkillsUSA Embraces a “No-Limits” Future

SkillsUSA announced a variety of exciting new initiatives to coincide with our latest annual membership theme: “SkillsUSA: No Limits.” These initiatives include a refined mission statement, new brand…


July 12, 2023

Registration for WLTI Opens on Aug. 1

This year’s Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 23-27. This experience is designed for all SkillsUSA students…

Chapter Excellence Program Features Press Releases

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.

Press Releases

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.

Press Releases

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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