SkillsUSA NEWS ITEMS

 

New SkillsUSA Graduate Frames for Social Media

   In order to give our graduating SkillsUSA members an opportunity to be recognized, SkillsUSA has created a few editable frames to use on Facebook. Let’s make graduating special for our members! 

 To add a frame to your Page’s profile picture:

·         Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.

·         Click your profile picture in the bottom left and select your Page.

·         Search for a frame by entering the frame’s name, the creator’s name (SkillsUSA) or related words (graduation).

·         Choose the frame you want to use from the results.

·         Click Use as Profile Picture.

  If you have questions, contact Hayley Uffelman at huffelman@skillsusa.org.

 

#KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Application

Deadline Extended to May 29 

Fine Homebuilding will be awarding a minimum of twelve $2,500 scholarship awards to SkillsUSA high school or college/postsecondary students continuing their education or certification programs in construction-related fields.

In the spirit of the #KeepCraftAlive movement, applicants should celebrate the value and meaning of true craftsmanship in their trades and plan to continue their educations in community colleges, undergraduate programs or industry certification curricula.

Fine Homebuilding will award a minimum of twelve $2,500 scholarships to students in fields such as architectural drafting, carpentry, cabinetmaking, electrical and residential wiring, HVACR, masonry, woodworking and plumbing.

Selections will be based on completion of an application, along with a 300-word essay showing applicants’ passion for their craft and a letter of support from a teacher, administrator, SkillsUSA advisor or educational/professional mentor.

Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 29 at midnight EDT. Apply online today.

Celebrate Our Graduates During

“SkillsUSA Grad Night 2020”

Join fellow SkillsUSA graduates, their families and their supporters as we celebrate “SkillsUSA Grad Night 2020” on Wednesday, May 27.

The 30-minute virtual event will stream live on Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms at 7 p.m. EDT. 

Hosted by four of our talented national officers, it will feature music, messages of inspiration, remarks from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis, a keynote address from Snap-on Inc. CEO Nick Pinchuk and more. 

Immediately following the event will be the “SkillsUSA Grad Night 2020 After-Party,” streaming live on SkillsUSA’s Instagram channel.

Also hosted by SkillsUSA national officers, this informal event will allow our members to communicate and commiserate with each other.

It will also feature the debut of SkillsUSA’s new set of Instagram stickers along with giveaways from the SkillsUSA Store.

Watch for more details and links soon on all SkillsUSA social media channels coming very soon. 

The SkillsUSA Framework illustrates how students fulfill the mission of the organization “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”

Why it Works: 

  • Empowers every student to achieve career success

  • Delivers a skill set demanded by business and industry but lacking in many employees today

  • Ensures that every student member receives a consistent and specific skill set

 

Peter Carey

State Director

SkillsUSA New Jersey

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