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Surviving Tragic Nightmares Inspires Hope-Fueled Dreams

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.

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Bonded by Tradition, New National Officer Team Charts Unexplored Territory

Meet the 2020-21 national officer team and learn how they’re prepared to lead during a global pandemic.

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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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Hitting the Hotspots

It’s not in Omar Khasawneh’s nature to sit by when his skills are needed most. Sparked by an innate desire to serve, Khasawneh took those skills to one of the hardest hit areas of the pandemic, changing lives in the process … including his own.

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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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From SkillsUSA.org

SkillsUSA Names Top Three “Models of Excellence” Schools

Winners Highlighted for Application of SkillsUSA Framework in Chapter Programming Leesburg, Va. — The top three schools in the nation were recognized for excellence in …

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2020 Fine Homebuilding Scholarship Winners Announced

Fine Homebuilding has awarded 14 #KeepCraftAlive scholarships to SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who plan to continue their education for the 2020-21 academic year. …

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New National Officers

Join us in congratulating the newly-elected 2020-21 SkillsUSA National Officer Team! These members will lead SkillsUSA over the next year as the organization navigates new …

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