“Level Up! New Skills Acquired!” Most long-time gamers are familiar with those phrases after overcoming difficult obstacles on pixelated battlefields. After joining SkillsUSA, video game enthusiast Juan Cubides learned to apply those words to real life. Now, this Colombia-born student is gearing up for the career of his dreams.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona made it a priority to attend SkillsUSA’s 2022 National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta. In the exclusive interview below, he explains why.
The daughter of Colombian immigrants, Lizetthe Moreno understood the value of hard work at an early age thanks to her parents’ example. Driven by a desire to give back to the country that offered her family a brighter future, this SkillsUSA alum and soon-to-be-Marine has become a positive example all her own.
As a culinary arts and hospitality professional, Damien Lopez loves making other people happy. Through his ongoing journey as a transgender man, he’s learned the importance of making himself happy, too.
Future football star Brandon Graham proves that if you can believe it, yes, you can achieve it.
When Edwin Maxcy was featured in “SkillsUSA Champions” magazine in 2018, the only thing more overwhelming than his story of pain and loss was the strength of his resolve to succeed in spite of it. We catch up with the young man whose ongoing success story has inspired not only our readers, but a new SkillsUSA program designed to help other students and chapters in need.