Author: Craig Moore

PODCAST: Interview with Lane Davis

In September 2018, SkillsUSA Florida state officer Lane Davis was preparing to attend SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute when he had a harrowing experience. Through that, he learned the importance of how stories can help us learn more about others, and ourselves.

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“Do They Really Take Girls?” — Passing Preconceptions

When an interest in automotive technology led her to consider courses in high school, Noemi Castro wondered if her gender could be an obstacle. It wasn’t. Through SkillsUSA, she quickly found a confidence-igniting spark that’s led to a full-throttle career.

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Insider’s Guide to (Virtual) Competition

The way SkillsUSA conducts our competitions might have temporarily changed as a result of the global pandemic, but one thing hasn’t: Earning a medal as a SkillsUSA Championships competitor is the same “kind-of-a-big-deal” it’s always been. Our 2021 Insider’s Guide could help you find your way to the virtual medal stage.

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Turning a ‘Mistake’ into a Defining Moment

A chance invitation from a SkillsUSA instructor helped Anthony Mitchell realize there were more opportunities in life than he’d ever dreamed possible. He hasn’t just taken advantage of those opportunities; he shares them with his community.

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Cooking Outside the Pan

EvaMarie Downs operated a thriving business in the culinary arts field she loved, but the pandemic threatened to derail her dreams. Undaunted, Downs used what she’d learned as a SkillsUSA student to adapt her business to the current environment, ensuring that the immunosuppressed people she serves in her California county are living — and eating — well.

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SkillsUSA Members Named Presidential CTE Scholars

There’s a reason the SkillsUSA Framework’s third component (personal and workplace skills are the first two of …

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