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March 18, 2016

Envision Yourself Winning! Mega-Prize Drawing Honors Advisors

Plan for a night of celebration in which 100-Percent Membership Chapters and Chapters of Distinction will be honored for engaging members at the highest levels in SkillsUSA. The 100-Percent Advisor and Chapter Distinction Reception will be held from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (registration from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.) Thursday, June 23, at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Ky. Advisors must have a ticket to enter the event. SkillsUSA business partners and sponsors are looking forward to honoring advisors for their leadership and commitment to SkillsUSA through the Chapter of Distinction and 100-Percent Membership programs.


Below are a few comments from past mega-prize winners:


Please let everyone from the Lowe’s team know that my family had a wonderful time at the NBA game. I want to thank them for their support of SkillsUSA!

— Jayson Floyd, Oklahoma


I wanted to share with you that my son Austin (2 years old) and I inventoried the great mega prize from Klein Tools. What an awesome prize! I was about his age when my dad first showed me some of his Klein tools, so this moment is a precious one to me personally. Even the dog Bubbles seemed interested in our discussion of what each of the tools are to be used for in HVAC (truly making lifelong family memories).
— Robert L. Stringham, Virginia


I had read all about the work SCRS is doing at SEMA, and I've seen the show on TV and in all sorts of magazines. I had always wanted to go, but never thought that I would have the opportunity to attend. This was such a great opportunity to take in and be able to bring back to my students this year. I'm speechless with gratitude. SkillsUSA is such a rewarding program to even be able to participate in, and then to walk away with more opportunities like this, it's just indescribable.

— Sandy Martin, North Carolina


Celebrate Your Seniors in Style with SkillsUSA Graduation Regalia

Don’t forget that graduation season is only three months away. Gift your graduate with SkillsUSA graduation regalia. SkillsUSA stoles, honor cords and tassels are available at the SkillsUSA Store for purchase. Visit www.skillsusastore.org to view all of the ideas to celebrate SkillsUSA members.


Can’t find what you are looking for? Call Kim Henderson at 703-674-5465 or email khenderson@egroupengage.com.


Searching for End-of-Program Assessments?

The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System provides assessments for career and technical education that are supported by industry, education and policy leaders. We've engaged these leaders to ensure that employers recognize our assessments, help instructors validate their programs and provide career-seekers with proof of what they can do. Skill Connect Assessments are 100-percent industry driven and defined. There are more than 40 technical, employability and customer service assessments that include ASE automotive and PrintED assessments. Take a free, 10-question Skill Connect Assessment demonstration at: www.workforcereadysystem.org/demo.shtml. For more information on the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System, visit: www.workforcereadysystem.org/index.shtml.


SkillsUSA, Ryder Launch Diesel Tech Scholarships

SkillsUSA is proud to announce, in partnership with Ryder System Inc., a new scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members who are continuing their education in diesel equipment technology. Twenty-two $1,000 scholarships will be given.

Ryder System Inc. is a leading provider of commercial transportation, logistics and supply-chain management solutions. Ryder’s products and services encompass everything from fleet management to large-scale supply chain solutions and turnkey transportation solutions, making commerce flow more efficiently, reliably and safely for everyone.


Selections will be based on students’ completion of the online application, a résumé and a 300-word essay stating why they should be considered for this scholarship. All scholarship materials must be typed, error free and complete.

Applications must be received electronically by midnight on April 4. Those selected to receive a scholarship will be notified no later than May 15. To complete the online application, visit: www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/scholarships-financial-aid/skillsusa-and-ryder-diesel-scholarship/.


SkillsUSA, Ryder Offer Grants for Diesel Tech Labs

SkillsUSA and Ryder are seeking diesel technology labs to receive up to a $5,000 grant for improvements. Grant funds can be used to purchase instructional materials, software or equipment and to gain professional development. A total of $20,000 will be presented.


All applications must be received electronically by April 4. To complete the online application, visit: www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/grants/skillsusa-ryder-diesel-tech-lab-enhancement-grants/.