Press Room

Welcome to SkillsUSA’s newsroom. Here, journalists can find general background information, current and archived news releases, access to photos, and contact information. We hope our newsroom will be a resource for your reporting needs and story ideas about career and technical education.

For more information about SkillsUSA:

Jane A. DeShong Short
Senior Manager, Public Relations/Communications
Phone: 703-737-0612

Karen Kitzel
Associate Director, Communications
Phone: 703-737-0607

The SkillsUSA Advocacy Site

This site is a free service for SkillsUSA members to reach the news media or contact policymakers with your message: www.cqrcengage.com/skillsusa/

SkillsUSA Public Service Announcements

Mike Rowe and Kayleen McCabe have each recorded some great public service announcements for SkillsUSA.

News and Press Releases

Seventeen High Schools Win Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Start-Up Grants for SkillsUSA Chapters
Leesburg, Va. — Seventeen high schools from across the country will each receive grants of up to $2,500 from Harbor
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SkillsUSA Instructors Recognized by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Teaching Excellence Program
LEESBURG, Va.—Harbor Freight Tools for Schools has awarded $650,000 in teaching excellence awards to 12 SkillsUSA instructors from across the
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SkillsUSA Students Build Bunk Beds for Fire Victims at the Rose Bowl
Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose Bowl Stadium on Oct. 8 for the Generation T
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SkillsUSA Holds Dedication for Champions Circle
Pavilion Built by Volunteers from Education and Industry   Leesburg, Va. — A new outdoor pavilion called the “Champions Circle”
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SkillsUSA Members Rally at the U.S. Capitol, Make 130 Legislative Visits in One Day
At a Sept. 24 rally in Washington, D.C., more than 550 SkillsUSA students, teachers and state leaders from 29 states
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SkillsUSA Launches New Credential at National Press Club
Federal and industry officials participated in the official launch of the SkillsUSA Career Essentials Credential at the National Press Club
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SkillsUSA WorldSkills USA Team Earns Bronze Medal and Four Medallions of Excellence at International Event
Highlights Importance of a Competitive, Highly Skilled Workforce Leesburg, Va., Aug. 29, 2019 —The WorldSkills USA team won a bronze
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Career and Technical Education Leader Chelle Travis Appointed Executive Director of SkillsUSA
Brings 17 Years of Experience, Passion to Advance Mission Leesburg, Va., August 14, 2019 — SkillsUSA, a leading career and
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SkillsUSA WorldSkills USA Team Heads to International Competition for Young Skilled Workers
Highlights Importance of a Competitive, Highly Skilled Workforce Leesburg, Va., Aug. 6, 2019 — SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the
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Fine Homebuilding and SkillsUSA’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Winner Students Show Passion for the Trades
Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, in the third year of partnership with Fine Homebuilding, is proud to announce the #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship
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