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Get your SkillsUSA Week T-shirt!

We’re already gearing up for SkillsUSA Week 2020! SkillsUSA member Courtney Hand, a junior at Cumberland County Technical Education Center in Vineland, NJ, submitted the winning design that will be featured on the official SkillsUSA Week T-shirt. The shirt is available now for $12 each ($3.00 upcharge on 2XL-4XL).  Get yours today!

Seeking Talented Singers to Open Conference

SkillsUSA is seeking talented student or adult performers to sing the national anthem at the Opening Ceremony for the 2020 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Audition videos can be submitted via: https://skillsusa.wufoo.com/forms/national-anthem-auditions/ and must be the singing of the national anthem. Auditions must be received by Feb. 3. SkillsUSA does not pay any travel expenses for the…
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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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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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Apply Now for ACTE Teacher and Lifetime Service Awards

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is seeking nominations for the National Trade and Industrial Education Division Awards. The deadline is Nov. 1. Qualified individuals may be nominated in the following categories or you may nominate yourself. (If you nominate someone else, please inform that person in advance.) Lifetime Service Outstanding New Teacher Award…
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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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