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Excitement around SkillsUSA Week continued to build this year, as members reported on activities nationwide with their photos and videos.

Kicking off the annual celebration in February, SkillsUSA’s national officers visited the U.S. departments of Education and Labor in Washington, D.C., accom- panied by representatives of the event’s lead sponsor, Channellock Inc. Next, the group headed to Capitol Hill to advocate for career and technical education with elected representatives including Sen. Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania (top photo).

Later in the week, the national officers were accompanied by Channellock on a school tour in Meadville, Pa., the compa- ny’s home base. The next day, the officers visited Catawba Valley Community College in Conover, N.C.

Meanwhile, officers from SkillsUSA Texas visited the state capitol building in Austin (middle right).

In Minnesota, state officers gathered for advocacy training, then met with legislators in St. Paul before touring their capitol with State Sen. John Hoffman (bottom right). For SkillsUSA’s Advocacy Day, Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation for Career and Technical Education Month.

SkillsUSA Indiana officers joined a legislative breakfast with the state’s other career and technical student organizations. State Sen. Ron Grooms presented them with Concurrent Resolution 12 for all CTSOs and CTE Month (bottom left).

And in Georgia, Apalachee High School SkillsUSA members visited the state capitol in Atlanta (middle left).

Visit tinyurl.com/skillsusa-week for more photos and coverage of the week’s events.

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