Today is #GivingTuesday!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers were looking for great deals. But what if you could spend your money to help students and teachers make the most of their career and technical education programs?
Today, millions of dollars will be donated to charities across the country through the #GivingTuesday initiative. Launched in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a national day of giving following Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday and Black Friday.
Join the movement: holiday spending with a purpose!
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SkillsUSA will be participating at ACTE’s CareerTech Vision 2013 Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and the booth (#319) will be open on December 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on December 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In…
SkillsUSA has signed on as a partner to the “Million Women Mentors” initiative co-sponsored by STEMconnector and the National Girls Collaborative Project. The goal is to engage one million male and female Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics…
Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!
The Technology Student Association (TSA), in cooperation with the Verizon Foundation, Samsung and the MIT Center for Mobile Learning, is offering a competition for students from any middle or high school (they don’t have to be members of TSA). Teams just need a faculty advisor to submit the entry.
To begin, gather a team of five to seven students who wish to creatively solve a problem in your school or community by developing a mobile app that incorporates STEM principles and content. (Bonus points will be given for apps that address education, healthcare, or energy conservation.) More than one team is permitted from a school. Register by December 17 at www.verizonfoundation.org/appchallenge.
Then prepare a three-minute video describing the app and how it will function. Submit an essay that demonstrates the team’s understanding of the design process, the app’s functionality, and its potential impact or outcome. And, submit a form signed by the school’s principal or administrator agreeing to the Challenge’s rules and use of the prize money.
Eight winning schools will receive a $20,000 cash grant. Plus, the students retain intellectual property rights to the app, which can be brought to the open market. And, each student on a winning team gets a Samsung Galaxy tablet and is invited to attend the 2014 National TSA Conference in Washington, D.C. in June to present their app to more than 5,000 attendees.
Here is a current listing of scholarships offered for the school year. Be sure to check back often as we will add more scholarships to the list. Go to: www.skillsusa.org/downloads/PDF/scholarships.pdf
Because SkillsUSA is a certifying organization of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, advisors, student members and registered alumni can earn recognition for community service activities and time spent as a volunteer.
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Need an end-of-year charitable deduction for your 2013 tax return? You can reduce your tax liability and support SkillsUSA’s mission delivery by making a donation to SkillsUSA’s foundation. Click on the blue “Donate” button on SkillsUSA’s home page,…