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A Brush With Death Changes a Life

Growing up, Ashley Klingberg never liked the police. After a traumatic experience made her reconsider her life choices, she applied the same discipline she had always used as a world-class athlete to her education. In the process, she changed her attitude and direction in life, a direction now pointing to a career in criminal justice.

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Tailor-Made for Success

An early glimpse of his new school sparked a fire for the skilled trades that would fuel this SkillsUSA Massachusetts student’s future, a perfect fit of technical skills, leadership skills and one cherished red jacket.

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Purpose Cemented by Passion

It’s fitting that Peyton Holland is the executive director of the National Technical Honor Society. After all, the inherent honor of the skilled trades was ingrained in him early on by his father. To reach his full potential, however, Holland would need more building blocks to success. He’d find them in a SkillsUSA masonry classroom.

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Models of Excellence are Always in Fashion

Students from these three SkillsUSA chapters created unique service projects that strengthened their skills, served their communities and earned national recognition. What can other chapters learn from their efforts? Plenty.

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Earning Her Future While Serving Her Country

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.

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“I’m In It for Them” — Instructor Receives National Honors for Preparing Career-Ready Students

“Once I got involved in SkillsUSA, it evolved my curriculum.” Our Advisor of the Year shares her secrets of turning classroom success into career success for her students.

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