Building Skills for Life (from thetincanwire.com)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … In the endearing and enduring tale of Star Wars, legions of specially trained Jedi Knights were needed to maintain peace in the Universe. Read the full article on The Tin Can Wire: www.thetincanwire.com/stories/building-skills-for-life/

New SkillsUSA Resource Helps Elementary School Students Explore STEM Careers

Jump Into STEM! Explores 22 Careers Leesburg, Va. November 18, 2015 SkillsUSA has announced the release of a new resource that encourages high-school students to mentor younger students on possible career paths. Its Jump Into STEM! program provides tools and activities for SkillsUSA members to help elementary-age participants take part in interactive career experiences. Whether a…
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Cengage Learning Provides Access to Workforce Development Solutions for Thousands of SkillsUSA Alumni

Delivers Online Courses and Career Assistance Through New Portal Boston, Mass., Oct. 31, 2015 – Cengage Learning has expanded its partnership with SkillsUSA to offer SkillsUSA alumni access to a custom portal that provides online courses, career training, and career transition assistance. The portal gives SkillsUSA alumni – students who have participated in trade, technical…
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SkillsUSA Alumni News: October 2015

Welcome, SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends! By now, students and instructors have settled into the 2015-2016 school year. That is good news for alumni, because now is a prime time to seek out your local SkillsUSA chapters and get actively involved. Your passion for SkillsUSA can spread to new members. Share your experiences and knowledge with…
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Save the Dates! National Conference through the year 2020

Here are the dates of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference through the year 2020. June 24-28, 2019 (55th) June 23-26, 2020 (56th)

New Research Shows That SkillsUSA Participation Makes a Difference in CTE Student Outcomes

SkillsUSA Members Have Higher GPA, More Exposure to Potential Employers and Are Better Prepared for Workforce or Continued Education  Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA participation is cited prominently as a positive factor for career and technical students in a new research study. SkillsUSA and the Manufacturing Institute partnered with Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) on…
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Attracting the Next Generation Workforce Research Paper

We’re excited to share some new research with you on the value of SkillsUSA programs within the career and technical education programs we serve. Attracting the Next Generation Workforce: The Role of Career and Technical Education was written by the Manufacturing Institute (MI) based on surveys conducted by the Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) in…
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Dissection photo

Dissecting a Career Plan

Health occupations students at Sikeston (Mo.) Career and Technology Center participate in Project Hope (Helping Other People Everywhere). The goals of the program include building leadership skills in high-school students and developing healthy peer relationships through mentoring fifth- and sixth-graders. To expose younger children to careers in health occupations, the Sikeston students held a dissection…
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Abigails Plan

A Smooth Approach to Baseball

Bucket-toting, fundraising volunteers for a nonprofit, Abigail’s Plan, sport T-shirts printed by Sandy Wheeley’s Lawrence (Tenn.) County High School graphics class. The Abigail’s Plan logo, designed by Wheeley, has become the brand identity of the nonprofit and is used on a variety of items. Abigail’s Plan seeks to raise $350,000 to build a rubberized baseball…
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Zero Tolerance

Students at Lanier High School in San Antonio learned how truancy, teen pregnancy and gang problems at their school were related to alcohol and drug abuse. Through mentoring, resource booths and presentations to students, teachers and the community, these Texans hope their Zero Tolerance awareness and prevention campaign is making a difference.