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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.

SkillsUSA Names Top Three Chapters in Models of Excellence Program

Winners Highlighted for Application of SkillsUSA Framework in Chapter Programming Leesburg, Va. –– SkillsUSA recently named its top three chapters in the 2019 Models of Excellence program. Chapters at Norwalk High School in California, Geary High School in Oklahoma and Lynn Vocational Technical Institute in Massachusetts triumphed for their effective application of personal, workplace and…
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Tim Lawrence

Executive Update: July 15, 2019

Important Dates July 23-28: Summer National Officer Training, Dulles, Va. Aug. 15-19: State Directors Association Annual Professional Development and Training Conference, Herndon, Va. Executive Director’s Report NLSC Hits New High in Attendance We’ve just returned from our largest SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) ever, with registration at 11,136 and a final contestant count…
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National Competition Scores Now Available

Detailed scores are available online now. Before you try to retrieve your score, please be sure you have your competitor number available. If you don’t know the number, please contact your state association director. If you have any questions about your score or have problems retrieving it, please direct them to Dave Worden in our…
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The keys to building a better workforce — SkillsUSA event returns to Louisville

This is the 55th annual conference the fifth year in Louisville, bringing an estimated economic impact of $26.7 million. Read the full story from Louisville Business First. This was a guest column from SkillsUSA Executive Director, Tim Lawrence.

Fine Homebuilding and SkillsUSA’s #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Fine Homebuilding Awards $60,000 in Scholarships to Help Close the Skills Gap

SkillsUSA is proud to announce, in its third year of partnership with Fine Homebuilding, a scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members. Current SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields, with a passion for their craft and planning to pursue continued education including community college, undergraduate programs, and industry certifications are eligible for one of 24 $2,500 scholarships…
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Tim Lawrence

Executive Update: June 15, 2019

Important Dates June 22-24: Activate, Leverage and Engage Training, Louisville, Ky. June 24-28: National Leadership and Skills Conference, Louisville, Ky. July 23-28: Summer National Officer Training, Dulles, Va. Executive Director’s Report In the Home Stretch for 2019 NLSC This will be our largest-ever National Leadership and Skills Conference, with preconference paid registration at 11,132 and…
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3M Gets an Up Close and Personal View of Future Workforce

Deciding to offer time, talent and resources to an organization that stages competitions for kids to learn more about the STEM field is a major undertaking. At 3M, they take this very seriously. In fact, Maureen Tholen, sustainability director for 3M’s Industrial Business, and Safety and Graphics Business Groups, was named as the chairperson of the SkillsUSA…
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Presidential CTE Scholars Include SkillsUSA Members

The U.S. Department of Education announced the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which for the fourth year includes students in career and technical education (CTE) fields. SkillsUSA members receiving the award: Ian Henry Carnate Acosta of Waipahu High School in Hawaii Megan Elizabeth Brown of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Massachusetts Sonia Purohit…
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Nominate Someone for Everyday Job Heroes

Did someone help write your résumé for free?  Does a colleague go out of their way to drive you to work?  Did your teacher take the time to help every student in the class get an internship? Every Day Job Heroes change our lives.  They provide inspiration, and by doing so, help us prepare for,…
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