SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Association mission is to help promote SkillsUSA in terms of time, talent and financial resources at all levels – local, district, state and national.



Hello from the SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Association!

The SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Association-sponsored 50K Challenge is off to a great start. Hours continue to be inputted from across the nation. So far, 28 states have actively recorded hours so we still need your help in spreading the goal. Attached to this email you'll find a JPEG attachment of the flier used to promote the 50K challenge. 50,000 hours is our goal, but it would be even better to surpass our goal? We can do it with your help! To learn more about the challenge, visit


As we celebrate our 50th birthday, we ask that you begin to engage your state's alumni members, if you don't already. This years State Leadership and Skills Conference would be the perfect time to invite all past alumni members to come back and not only to give back by volunteering and assisting with conference management, but also by engaging them in some type of social activity. Some states are already planning or have already successfully completed alumni reunions. This could re-light the SkillsUSA flame for many of our past members who are now in business and industry positions or who would just like to come back and help. If you need help planning an event, please feel free to reach out to me, I am more than willing to assist you in any way possible.

Just as a reminder, I am here to help you! Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance with any aspect of your state alumni association.

Maria Bender, Region 1 Rep, Alumni Coordinating Committee

(908)938-5611 ,