Important Announcement on SkillsUSA’s National Leadership Center from Executive Director Chelle Travis

Dear SkillsUSA Nation,  I’m writing to let you know that SkillsUSA’s board of directors has unanimously approved the acceptance of an offer to purchase our National Leadership Center building and property in Leesburg, Va.   This decision was reached for many reasons, all of which can be summed up by one: This opportunity will strengthen and expand…
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Active Advisor News: December 2021

Hitting the Road to Atlanta for NLSC 2022 The SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) will be held in Atlanta, June 20-24, 2022. Did you know that Atlanta is known as the cradle of the civil rights movement in the United States? From 1940 to 1970, the city became the epicenter of the movement,…
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Executive Update: December 1, 2021

Important Dates Jan. 18-21, CMS Virtual Boot Camp Jan. 31-Feb. 3: SkillsUSA Technical Committee Chair Meeting, Atlanta Feb. 7-11, SkillsUSA Week Interested in Mentoring a New State SkillsUSA Director? State SkillsUSA directors can use their experience as state leaders to help someone else by mentoring a new state director. To participate, potential mentors will complete…
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Fieldpiece Instruments and SkillsUSA Join Forces to Deliver Scholarships Supporting the HVACR Industry

Ten Fieldpiece #MasteroftheTrade HVACR Scholarships Now Available to SkillsUSA Students Dec. 1, 2021 — Fieldpiece Instruments, a leader in tool and test instruments for HVACR professionals for over 30 years, today announced it has joined forces with SkillsUSA to present $25,000 in scholarship opportunities as a way to give back to the industry it serves.…
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SkillsUSA Instructors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Recognizes Outstanding CTE Educators Leesburg, Va., Oct. 25, 2021 — Harbor Freight Tools for Schools has awarded $400,000 in teaching excellence awards to six SkillsUSA instructors from across the country in the 2021 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The prize recognizes outstanding instruction in the skilled…
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State Associations Recognized for State Standards of Excellence

Oct. 10, 2021 – The SkillsUSA State Standards of Excellence Program experienced growth in its fifth year as 38 states were recognized and received recognition. The purpose of the program is to ensure state associations have in place policies, procedures and structure on an annual basis that deliver a high level of service to membership.…
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SkillsUSA State Directors Hold Professional Development Conference

Group Visits Atlanta, Host City for the National Leadership and Skills Conference Leesburg, Va., Oct. 8, 2021 — More than 60 SkillsUSA State Directors and staff gathered in Atlanta Oct. 4–7 for their annual Professional Development and Training Conference. The conference centered on the successful transition of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)…
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Executive Update: October 1, 2021

Important Dates: Oct. 4-7: State Directors Association Annual Professional Development and Training Conference, Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 20: Elevate Virtual Conference, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. Dec. 1-4: Association for Career and Technical Education CareerTech Vision Conference, New Orleans, La. Feb. 6-12: SkillsUSA Week SkillsUSA Members Advocate at the Washington Leadership Training Institute More than…
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One-on-One Chapter Excellence Program Coaching

SkillsUSA is excited to offer the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one coaching session with our CEP and PoW Coach, Kelli Engelbrecht.

SkillsUSA Members Engage with Elected Officials, Learn Framework Skills at WLTI

More than 300 SkillsUSA students, teachers and state leaders from 19 states traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to participate in the Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) advocacy conference. Many WLTI attendees described the annual event as nothing short of “life changing.” Students learned to become effective leaders and gained a broader understanding of how…
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