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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.

“Mike Rowe for SkillsUSA” Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

MikeRoweForSkillsUSA_BIGLongtime SkillsUSA supporter Mike Rowe, on behalf of his mikeroweWORKS Foundation, has joined with SkillsUSA to produce a new audio PSA that addresses the growing problem of the skills gap and positions SkillsUSA as a solution to that problem. Thirty- and 60-second versions are available at the links below.

Help us spread the word by contacting your local radio stations and encouraging them to add these PSAs to their rotation.

How? The easiest way is to find the station’s website and look for an email or phone contact for the station’s public service or PSA director. If you can’t locate that info, try the station’s general manager.

Next, send an email asking the contact to consider adding the PSAs to the station’s playlist. We’ve provided text you can use for the email in this Word document. Simply open the document, add your personal info where noted (look for the brackets), cut and paste the text into your email message and send. You may also want to follow up your message with a quick phone call.

That’s it! In just a short amount of time, you can help the SkillsUSA message reach thousands. Consider making this PSA promotion a chapter project and integrating it into your program of work. Email us with any questions and to let us know about your results.

Remember, SkillsUSA is your organization. Thanks for joining with us and Mike Rowe to help spread the word about the life-changing opportunities SkillsUSA is providing students across the country.

Mike Rowe for SkillsUSA :60 PSA (audio file)

Mike Rowe for SkillsUSA :30 PSA (audio file)

Video PSAs

Mike Rowe for SkillsUSA (PSA :60)

Mike Rowe for SkillsUSA (PSA :30)

Kayleen McCabe PSA

National television personality Kayleen McCabe has joined with SkillsUSA to create a public service announcement addressing the skills gap threatening our economy at the local and national levels.

News and Press Releases

Oct. 10, 2021 – The SkillsUSA State Standards of Excellence Program experienced growth in its fifth year as 38 states
Group Visits Atlanta, Host City for the National Leadership and Skills Conference Leesburg, Va., Oct. 8, 2021 — More than
More than 300 SkillsUSA students, teachers and state leaders from 19 states traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to participate
SkillsUSA will once again field a team of talented young skilled trades experts who will represent the United States at
A donation from each item pre-ordered will go to SkillsUSA to build trade, technical and skilled service training programs Leesburg, Va.,
Portion of proceeds from T-shirt fundraiser will go to SkillsUSA to build trade, technical and skilled service training programs  Leesburg, Va.,
Invitation Homes Enters Three-Year Partnership July 21, 2021, Leesburg, Va. and Dallas, Texas — SkillsUSA and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH) have
Leaders will Meet with Industry Partners and Enhance Professional Skills Leesburg, Va.— Six SkillsUSA students were selected by their peers
Winners Highlighted for Application of SkillsUSA Framework in Chapter Programming Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA recently named its top three chapters
Scholarships Provide Registration Fees to Attend National Conference Leesburg, Va. — Thanks to a grant from Harbor Freight Tools for