Author: Karen N. Kitzel

Hammering Home the Value of SkillsUSA

Carpentry students appear on a national broadcast to advocate for the skilled trades.

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Linked by Ink

A passion for their shared trade area sparked them to tremendous individual success. Now, this Maryland printing duo shares something else: a passion for each other.

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Flowers Through Concrete

When Rah’Mere Williams insulted his instructor with a crude name, it looked as if whatever dreams he’d had for a successful future were fading. Turns out, they were about to come into sharper focus, and Williams was about to grab them, never to let go again.

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Peer Award for Teaching Excellence Rooted in the Framework

Instructor Wanda Tyson credits Nash Community College and SkillsUSA with her personal trajectory as well as that of her students, who grow skills by applying the Framework in learning.

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Advisor of the Year’s Success Founded on Mastery Mindset

SkillsUSA’s 2020 top advisor Joseph Chapman proves that even new advocates can grow a SkillsUSA chapter to prominence, inspire belief in the program and deliver graduates with the skills employers want — all while changing students’ lives.

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Believing Means Seeing It Through

When the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself, Paravi Das didn’t hesitate to give it her all, but an unexpected crisis meant a temporary setback. Drawing on her talent, passion and determination, this singer, artist and SkillsUSA Virginia president put on her red jacket and continued reaching for the stars.

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