Category: Press Releases

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 country in the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The prize, launched in 2017, is open to skilled trades teachers who are faculty members at U.S. public high schools. Eligible applicants…
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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 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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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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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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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 medal in Heavy Vehicle Technology and earned four Medallions of Excellence at the WorldSkills Competition held Aug. 22-27 in Kazan, Russia. SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, fielded and…
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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 technical student organization in America, has named Chelle Travis as its next executive director. Travis brings 17 years of leadership experience in career and technical education to this role with a solid understanding and track…
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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 United States in the WorldSkills Competition, is sending 22 career and technical education competitors to Kazan, Russia, to compete in 20 skill categories during the 45th biennial event Aug. 22-27. The WorldSkills Competition will showcase…
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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 winners. Twenty-four students, all studying in construction-related fields and planning to pursue continued education in the trades, received a $2,500 scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Selections were based on completion of an application, along…
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Building a better workforce: SkillsUSA partners with Lowe’s on Generation T

Tim Lawrence shares on LinkedIn that SkillsUSA has joined Generation T, a national movement launched by Lowe’s Home Improvement to address the widening skilled trades gap. Read the full story.