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Executive Update: July 1, 2020

NLSC Virtual Recognition Session Videos Available SkillsUSA recognized key supporters and leaders on June 26 during the 2020 National Leadership and Skills Conference Virtual Recognition Sessions. There were three 30-minute segments at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. EDT to recognize the Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge winners, awards for Advisor of the Year, Outstanding Educator,…
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2020 Fine Homebuilding Scholarship Winners Announced

Fine Homebuilding has awarded 14 #KeepCraftAlive scholarships to SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who plan to continue their education for the 2020-21 academic year. The $2500 scholarships can be used for further education including community college, undergraduate programs or industry certifications. The scholarship fund was created by Fine Homebuilding to address the skills gap,…
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Executive Update: June 15, 2020

Important Dates June 26: NLSC 2020 Virtual Recognition Sessions at 3, 5, and 7 p.m. EDT Follow-Up to SkillsUSA’s Official Statement From SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis on Our Commitment to Our Members Dear SkillsUSA members and supporters, On June 4, I delivered an official statement reflecting SkillsUSA’s position on longstanding racial inequities and injustice…
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SkillsUSA Members Serve Local Communities and Receive Prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Leesburg, Va.—SkillsUSA members from 13 states have been recognized for their outstanding community service this year. SkillsUSA, as an official certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), recognized the members for individual or team service efforts. PVSA is a national honor issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf…
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Official Statement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis – June 12 Update

June 12, 2020 Dear SkillsUSA members and supporters, Last week, I delivered an official statement reflecting SkillsUSA’s position on longstanding racial inequities and injustice in our country. Words alone, however, quickly ring hollow without specific, measurable actions to support them. With that in mind, I want to share some of the specific actions SkillsUSA has…
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Workforce Education at the 10,000 Feet and 1 Foot Levels

Retired executive director Timothy Lawrence has written a reflection essay about his career in workforce development and the power of programs like SkillsUSA in changing lives, no matter what the age of the student. Check it out.

Executive Update: June 1, 2020

Important Dates June 26: NLSC 2020 Virtual Recognition Sessions at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. SkillsUSA Members Named Presidential CTE Scholars The U.S. Department of Education has named five outstanding SkillsUSA seniors as 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars, the highest honor for high school students at the federal level. This is the fourth year…
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24 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

Honored as 2020’s Most Outstanding SkillsUSA Programs Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA has named 24 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2020. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student…
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Presidential CTE Scholars Include SkillsUSA Members

Program Recognizes high school seniors for their accomplishments in CTE Leesburg, Va. — The U.S. Department of Education announced the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which for the fourth year includes students in career and technical education (CTE) fields. SkillsUSA members receiving the award: Jarod Harris of Seward, Neb., a student at Seward High…
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Fine Homebuilding’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarships Award SkillsUSA Students $35,000

Encourages the Pursuit of Craftsmanship and Helps Close Skills Gap Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and Fine Homebuilding teamed up for a third year of partnership to offer a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Passionate SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who are planning to pursue continued education are eligible for one of 14 $2,500 scholarships…
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