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:

Thomas W. Holdsworth, Director
Communications/Government Relations
Phone: 703-737-0607

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

Press Releases

The 2014 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference trade releases are available now. Download them here.

SkillsUSA Appoints Kelly Persons as Director of the Office of Business Partnerships and Development

Kelly Persons, previously with AARP Foundation, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., and Habitat for Humanity, became director for the Office of Business Partnerships and Development at SkillsUSA in Leesburg, Va. on December 10, 2013. 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: