SkillsUSA Blog

A New Place for Homeless Kids to Play

Students, faculty and staff from McCann Technical School in North Adams, Mass., helped spruce up Louison House, their area’s homeless shelter. With funds raised selling candles, they repainted the play room… Read More

Making Tracks for Inclusion

Building trades students at Bethlehem (Pa.) Area Vocational Technical School (BAVTS) built easels and frames to display children’s paintings created in the Wheels of Friendship program developed by the organization… Read More

Their Skills are Dog-Gone Good

Construction students at Jackson (Ga.) High School have designed and built doghouses for sale. They also donated several to the Butts County Sheriff’s Office K-9 units. The project gives students… Read More

Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste

To reduce cafeteria food waste at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Bourne, Mass., Jack Rodgers and Joseph Fisher, environmental science and technology students, have developed a composting system… Read More

Sharing a difficult story

Learning that human sex trafficking was taking place around Fort Worth, Texas, students in the video production class at Southwest High School used their technical skills to tell the story. With… Read More

Building Smiles with Legos

Having once stayed at the Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Okla., Rebecca Heiderstadt didn’t hesitate when fellow student Jennifer Taylor asked her to help bring a fun activity to… Read More