Author: Craig

Active Advisor News: December 2019

Update from Chelle Travis I am so honored to be serving as your new executive director of SkillsUSA. Career and technical education is my passion as well as my heritage. After more than 17 years invested in this field at the secondary and postsecondary levels, leading SkillsUSA feels like a very natural next step. My…
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Executive Update: December 1, 2019

Important Dates Dec. 4-7 : Association for Career and Technical Education CareerTech Vision Conference, Anaheim, Calif. Dec. 10-11: SkillsUSA Board of Directors Meeting Jan. 11-12: Conference Management System “Boot Camp,” Leesburg, Va. February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Executive Director’s Report I am so honored to be serving as your…
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Who’s Ready for a New T-Shirt?

The SkillsUSA Store has a new T-shirt with this year’s theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, I’m Ready.” Don’t miss an opportunity to purchase a 2019-2020 themed T-shirt! To place an order or if you have any questions, contact Kim DeVenuto at 703-674-5454 or kdevenuto@egroupengage.com.

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 Bunk Build. The group worked with industry partners to build 100 bunk beds for nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace, an organization dedicated to building, assembling and delivering beds to children in need. Some beds were…
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New Fundraiser is ‘Double Good’

Double Good Popcorn is a newly approved fundraising program for SkillsUSA chapters. This online platform sells gourmet popcorn and seeks to make fundraising simple and effective. The fundraising company began working with SkillsUSA Illinois in the middle of last year, and four other state SkillsUSA associations have since partnered to pilot fundraisers as well. Since…
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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” was dedicated Sept. 21 at SkillsUSA’s 90-acre headquarters campus. It was built through a collaboration of volunteer efforts: more than 80 SkillsUSA advisors and students from four schools who donated their labor, and industry partners…
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I BUILT THIS! Video Contest

NCCER and Build Your Future’s I BUILT THIS! video contest gives aspiring craft professionals or their instructors an opportunity to showcase outstanding construction projects. Submissions are accepted from all types of construction and maintenance crafts. The five categories include: Individual Secondary and Postsecondary, Group Secondary and Postsecondary (maximum of five group members) and People’s Choice.…
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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 showed their support for SkillsUSA and career and technical education (CTE). The third annual “SkillsUSA Perkins POWERR CTE Rally” on the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol celebrated the launch of the Strengthening Career…
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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 in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24. The SkillsUSA Career Essentials curriculum and credential program provide career and technical education students with the foundational skills, attitudes and values necessary to ensure America has the skilled workforce…
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Need Help with Your Chapter or Registering Members? Call the SkillsUSA Membership Hotline Toll Free: 844-875-4557

Hotline operators are ready to answer your questions on how to start a new chapter, engage chapter members and strengthen an existing chapter — you name it, they are ready to tackle it! Operators are on call from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday and…
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