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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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Executive Update: November 15, 2019

Important Dates Dec. 4-7 : Association for Career and Technical Education CareerTech Vision Conference, Anaheim, Calif. Jan. 11-12: Conference Management System “Boot Camp,” Leesburg, Va. February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week SkillsUSA Welcomes Chelle Travis as Executive Director On Nov. 4, SkillsUSA welcomed Chelle Travis as its executive director. She…
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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!

Active Advisor News: November 2019

Update from Tim Lawrence Generation T Builds Bunk Beds for California Children Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose Bowl Stadium on Oct. 8 for the Generation T Bunk Bed Build. The group worked with industry partners to build 100 bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to…
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Tim Lawrence

Executive Update: November 1, 2019

Important Dates Nov. 11-17: National Apprenticeship Week Dec. 4-7 : Association for Career and Technical Education CareerTech Vision Conference, Anaheim, Calif. Jan. 11-12: Conference Management System “Boot Camp,” Leesburg, Va. Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Executive Director’s Report Great Video Coverage of Bunk Bed Build Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose…
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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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