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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.congressweb.com/susa#/

SkillsUSA Public Service Announcements

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

News and Press Releases

Educational Curriculum offered during COVID-19 Pandemic Leesburg, Va. — The current pandemic has forced instructors and school administrators to quickly
Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, a national student organization serving more than 365,000 students and teachers in career and technical education,
Industry Coalition to Leverage Experience, Connections and Resources Leesburg, Va. — To support continued learning for career and technical education
https://youtu.be/m5IymugEyM4 Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis The current health crisis we’re facing has affected all
Leesburg, Va. – The Board of Directors of the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation
SkillsUSA staff and national officers carried out several advocacy events Feb. 4-5 as part of SkillsUSA Week and CTE Month.
WorldSkills and the OECD have joined forces to better understand the attitudes of young people when it comes to how
Leesburg, Va. — Seventeen high schools from across the country will each receive grants of up to $2,500 from Harbor
LEESBURG, Va.—Harbor Freight Tools for Schools has awarded $650,000 in teaching excellence awards to 12 SkillsUSA instructors from across the
https://youtu.be/-ImwY4p4Y3g Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose Bowl Stadium on Oct. 8 for the Generation