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

Honored as America’s Top SkillsUSA Programs for 2019 Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA recently named 24 SkillsUSA chapters as Models of
A new breed of students has flooded into career-technical education, and they’re transforming a slice of the K-12 world that’s
Leesburg, Va. — Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), headquartered in Richardson, Texas, has announced support for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused
Event to acknowledge, honor and encourage high school seniors who have chosen to pursue a career as a professional in
Leesburg, Va. — State Farm Insurance Companies has announced support for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development. The
[insertgallery id="18211"] On Tuesday, March 26, the Senate CTE Caucus hosted a reception at the Dirksen Senate Office Building for
On March 11-12, the WorldSkills USA team members and their experts, traveled to St. Paul, Minn., for two days of
SkillsUSA wields a large shovel, but we have a big hole to fill. That hole is in the American economy
SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence served  as a panelist for a CTE 101 briefing for Hill staffers on Friday, Feb. 8.
[insertgallery id="16725"] SkillsUSA students serving as national officers visited Washington, D.C., Feb. 5 to advocate for SkillsUSA and career and