Author: Jane DeShong Short

Big Skills, Big Brains, Big Futures

This group of five SkillsUSA members and 2021 Presidential Scholars smashes the myth that the skilled trades and academics don’t play nicely together. In fact, as these students exemplify, they’re the best of friends.

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SkillsUSA Students Help Build a More Effective Local Police Force

Three graduating classes of carpentry and electrical students from one Massachusetts school sharpened their technical skills by giving back to their local police department.

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Helping Younger Students Understand the Dangers of Vaping

Missouri Health Science students tackled a tough subject when they decided to inform students at six county middle schools about the dangers of vaping. While their goal was to help other teens think before they vape, they won a gold medal for their education efforts.

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Walking Strong to Support Their Community

Students from SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society combine their passion for service to help kids in their New York community.

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Building Homes for Their Communities and Futures for Themselves

These students found a way to improve their technical skills while giving back to the community.

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Flexing Their Mentoring Muscles

Even a global pandemic couldn’t stop these California students from fulfilling their roles as mentors.

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