Press Room

Welcome to SkillsUSA’s newsroom. Here, journalists can find general background information, current and archived news releases, access to photos, and contact information. We hope our newsroom will be a resource for your reporting needs and story ideas about career and technical education.

For more information about SkillsUSA:

Jane A. DeShong Short, Senior Manager
Public Relations/Communications
Phone: 703-737-0612

Karen Kitzel, Associate Director
Public Relations/Communications
Phone: 703-737-0607

The SkillsUSA Advocacy Site

This site is a free service for SkillsUSA members to reach the news media or contact policymakers with your message:

SkillsUSA Public Service Announcements

Mike Rowe and Kayleen McCabe have each recorded some great public service announcements for SkillsUSA.

News and Press Releases

Winners Highlighted for Application of SkillsUSA Framework in Chapter Programming Leesburg, Va. –– SkillsUSA recently named its top three chapters
This is the 55th annual conference the fifth year in Louisville, bringing an estimated economic impact of $26.7 million. Read
Deciding to offer time, talent and resources to an organization that stages competitions for kids to learn more about the
The U.S. Department of Education announced the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which for the fourth year includes students
Assistance for Students to Demonstrate Their Skills LEESBURG, Va.—Harbor Freight Tools for Schools has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to 38
Leesburg, Va. — The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has contributed $50,000 to a SkillsUSA scholarship fund for 88 students about to compete
A Carroll County woman will be representing the U.S. in a worldwide competition in Russia with her talents in print
SkillsUSA will come to Louisville June 24-28 for its 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, the world’s largest showcase
SkillsUSA National Signing Day took place on Wednesday, May 8. Over 300 schools and an estimated 3,000 students participated across
Today is the first nationwide celebration designed to celebrate teenagers' decisions to pursue careers in the skilled trades. Students who