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International Degree Applications Due
All applications and portfolios for the International Degree (Level 6 of the Professional Development Program) are now due in state SkillsUSA association offices. The state association PDP review committee must review materials, determine the candidates’ eligibility and forward the application and portfolio to the national office by May 1. For International Degree guidelines, contact Marsha Daves…

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Alumni Night Out During NLSC

Alumni Night Out During NLSC

The national Alumni Coordinating Committee cordially invites college/postsecondary NLSC participants to enjoy a casual night out with alumni members. Join us and see that being an alumni member has fun benefits! Come to PowerPlay Entertainment Center on Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. in Shawnee, Kan. This is an 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art fun center with something for everyone. Purchase any…

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SkillsUSA National Week of Service: May 4-10
We invite all our chapters to participate in the SkillsUSA National Week of Service on May 4-10. Chapters may participate in two ways: 1) conduct a community service project during that week; or 2) promote a service project the chapter did earlier in the school year during that week. This will help commemorate the founding of SkillsUSA on May 8, 1965. The SkillsUSA National Week of Service not…

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Activate, Engage and Leverage Training

Activate, Engage and Leverage Training

Activate – for Chapter Student LeadersActivate will be held June 21–23, 2014, in Bartle Hall of the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Mo. The cost is $135 per participant. Activate is a ground-breaking, two-and-a-half-day leadership conference that will help SkillsUSA members find their “start button” through action-oriented, high-energy and motivational programming. Activate is open to…

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Sample Press Release for State Competitions Available Now

Sample Press Release for State Competitions Available Now

A sample template release is on the SkillsUSA advocacy site. It’s a template to be used by state association directors, instructors and others to get the word out to the media and Congress about the students who qualified to compete or won in the state SkillsUSA Championships. The news release can be sent to local news media through the advocacy site, five outlets at a time. It is also possible…

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Advance College Credit at Park University to Contestants In Selected Competitions

Advance College Credit at Park University to Contestants In Selected Competitions

Park University is collaborating with SkillsUSA to provide advance college credit at the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) to contestants for their performance in selected competitions.

Founded in 1875, Park University is a private, non-profit institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  The…

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Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship Reminder

Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship Reminder

Through a donation from the Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Fund, SkillsUSA and the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Alumni Association are offering a $500 scholarship to a high school SkillsUSA student in memory of Sharon Melton Myers. The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Scholarship fund will provide graduating high school SkillsUSA members of this year’s graduating class the…

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Way to go SkillsUSA Texas students!

SkillsUSA student filmmaker Zach Gavin at the White House Student Film Festival with some guys you might recognize.

SkillsUSA student filmmaker Zach Gavin at the White House Student Film Festival with some guys you might recognize.

The SkillsUSA WorldTeam is back in the U.S. after their triumphant showing the WorldSkills Americas competition. Congratulations again to Michael Mullen and Jacob Wozniak on their silver medallions. Michael also won Best in the Nation.

The SkillsUSA WorldTeam is back in the U.S. after their triumphant showing the WorldSkills Americas competition. Congratulations again to Michael Mullen and Jacob Wozniak on their silver medallions. Michael also won Best in the Nation.