Awareness, Nutrition and Meals

To raise awareness of the growing number of local families with insufficient sources of food, Kaitlyn Hermansen, Marian Yalong and Regina Yoo (pictured left to right) created the #SayNo2Hunger social media campaign in conjunction with Giving Tuesday’s “unselfie” behavior campaign. Besides creating awareness of the issue, the Bergen County (N.J.) Academies SkillsUSA chapter wanted to…
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Students Who Study Technical Education May Earn More

A new white paper, entitled “Preparing our Students for Career Success – What Parents Should Know” examines the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and U.S. labor market trends to provide insights on choosing educational paths that lead to well-paying jobs. The analysis finds that students who choose an industry-aligned technical education can go on…
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SME and SkillsUSA Partner to Provide Memberships to High School Educators and Students

(DEARBORN, Mich. – June 22, 2016) – SME and SkillsUSA, two organizations dedicated to finding solutions for the U.S. skills gap, have announced a high school membership partnership to inspire and engage students and educators, to ultimately fill the manufacturing workforce pipeline. Read the full press release.

SkillsUSA Supports Putting Learner Success First

SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence authored a guest post on Advance CTE’s blog. Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Advance CTE was formerly known…
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SkillsUSA Response to Ohio Masonry Contest Issue

Attached is a statement from SkillsUSA and a statement from the Ohio Department of Education. These statements pertain to an issue with the scoring of the 2016 SkillsUSA Ohio Masonry competition that resulted in a number of mentions in the press. The issue was national competition eligibility.  SkillsUSA Statement

They Bagged It for the Needy

At Niagara Career and Technical Education Center in Sanborn, N.Y., SkillsUSA advisor Scott Brauer asked members to collect food and organize it in bags. Students made the rounds at school, shared the importance of helping the pantry and asked for donations. Each grocery bag represented a meal for a needy family. The result was 1,000…
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Making Waves with a Big Win in Honolulu

Graphic communications students at Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School won first place in the Student Print Project Design, Planning and Production category of the PrintROCKS awards. Sponsored by Pacific Printing Industries (PPI) Association, an affiliate of Printing Industries of America, this award qualifies them for the student category of the Benny Awards, part of…
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Access to Water, Hope for Life

When people collect drinking water in developing countries, their journey can cover many miles to and from rivers or streams, sometimes in perilous conditions. At Frederick (Md.) Career and Technology Center, CAD-engineering students have been testing new designs to more easily move water collection barrels. They plan to send their handle design prototype to the…
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SkillsUSA Selects Atlanta for Future Conference Site

Contacts: Jane Short or Karen Kitzel, SkillsUSA 703-737-0612, 703-737-0607, National Student Organization Announces Conference Move in 2021 Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, a national non-profit partnership of career-focused students, instructors and industry, has announced a new venue for its annual celebration of world-class workers and responsible American citizens. Atlanta and the world-renowned Georgia World…
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SkillsUSA Alumni Newsletter: March 2016

The March edition of the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends newsletter has been published and emailed to all subscribers. You can read it here. If you’d like to subscribe to receive future issues, visit this link.