Press Room

The SkillsUSA Press Room is a useful resource for the media, members and partners to find background information about SkillsUSA, current and archived press releases and a news feed from across the nation. Download the SkillsUSA membership report, locate the SkillsUSA press release boilerplate, find infographics or research reports and other helpful background information about SkillsUSA and CTE.

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April 24, 2024

Lowe’s Foundation partners with SkillsUSA to celebrate ‘Trades Stars’ from the Toolbelt Generation on SkillsUSA National Signing Day

To honor the future generation of Pros who are choosing careers in skilled trades, the Lowe’s Foundation has awarded a $1 million Gable Grant to SkillsUSA.
April 19, 2024

24 SkillsUSA Schools Named National Models of Excellence

SkillsUSA has named 24 schools as Models of Excellence for 2024. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of Personal, Workplace and Technical Skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities.
April 17, 2024

SkillsUSA Selects Heavy Vehicle Technology Competitor for WorldSkills 2024

SkillsUSA has selected Cale Mouser of Manhattan, Kan. as the official competitor for Heavy Vehicle Technology at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition.
April 15, 2024

Aerotek and SkillsUSA Award “Make Your Mark” Scholarships

SkillsUSA has partnered with Aerotek, a leading staffing and services provider in the manufacturing, logistics, construction, aviation and facility management industries, to provide 62 “Make Your Mark” scholarships to SkillsUSA members toward tuition for the spring 2024 semester. The scholarships were awarded in December 2023.

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Media Contacts

For more information about SkillsUSA, contact:

Jane A. DeShong Short

Senior Manager, Public Relations/Communications

Karen Kitzel

Associate Director, Communications

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