Press Room

Welcome to SkillsUSA’s newsroom. Here, journalists can find general background information, current and archived news releases, access to photos, and 24-hour media 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, Program Manager
Communications/Government Relations
Phone: 703-737-0612

Press Releases

SkillsUSA WorldTeam Going to International Competition of Young Skilled Workers

Highlights Importance of a Competitive, Highly Skilled Workforce
SkillsUSA, the organization that represents the United States in the WorldSkills Competition, is sending 19 career and technical education students to São Paulo, Brazil, to compete in 16 skill categories during the 43rd biennial event Aug. 11-16. Read more.

2015 SkillsUSA Models of Excellence Award Winners

April 15, 2015, Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA is recognizing 24 of its school chapters as its very best with the first Models of Excellence awards. Read more.

mikeroweWORKS Foundation to Ramp Up Support for SkillsUSA Scholarships in 2015 

Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA is pleased to announce that the mikeroweWORKS Foundation is offering a number of scholarships of up to $1,000 for SkillsUSA member students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., June 22-26. This is the fifth consecutive year that the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, in partnership with SkillsUSA, has offered scholarships for SkillsUSA members who compete and place first in their state’s SkillsUSA Championships and who otherwise would not be able to attend the national SkillsUSA Championships for financial reasons. All SkillsUSA students who meet these competition criteria are welcome to apply. Read more.

C.S. Monroe Technology Center Masonry Students to Install Pavers for the SkillsUSA National Leadership Center

April 9, 2015, Leesburg, Va. — Masonry instructor Paul Coates and five masonry students from C.S. Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg will be donating their time and expertise to lay brick pavers in a new walkway to SkillsUSA’s National Leadership Center on Tuesday, April 14, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. The students will be installing the custom-engraved pavers to help celebrate SkillsUSA’s 50th anniversary of empowering members to be world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Read more.

Student Wins SkillsUSA National Walkway Design Competition

April 6, 2015, Leesburg, Va. – Brandon Boyle, an architectural design and computer-assisted drafting (CAD) student at Wilson Technological Center in Dix Hills, N.Y., has won a national competition to redesign the entry walkway for SkillsUSA’s headquarters. Read more.

SkillsUSA Turns 50 in 2015

Leesburg, Va. — On May 8, SkillsUSA celebrates 50 years of developing world-class workers and responsible American citizens. Over the course of those five decades, this career and technical student organization (CTSO) has served nearly 12 million annual members, helping each one develop the technical skills required for a successful career and the leadership skills that facilitate success in life. Read more.

SkillsUSA on American Graduate Day

SkillsUSA was featured on the PBS program “American Graduate Day” and aired live nationwide on Saturday, September 28, from noon – 7 p.m. EDT. The program spotlighted 20 organizations – including SkillsUSA – that help keep students on the path to high school graduation and successful futures.

Among the SkillsUSA features were SkillsUSA alumnus Chris Jimmerson and his teacher, Alice Boss, both of Ypsilanti, Mich. No surprise, therefore, that SkillsUSA Michigan has posted the clip, so if you missed it, see below: