Save the Date!!

You are invited to the 2nd Annual CTE teachers, administrators, counselors, work experience coordinators SkillsUSA Fall Planning Workshop.

Oct. 1, 2015 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the South Central Service Cooperative in North Mankato, Minnesota.

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Mounds View High School Awarded Lowe's Tool Box for Education Grant

Mounds View High School

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded an $8,000.00 Lowe's Tool box for Education grant to
Mounds View High School for the purchase of I-pads to be used in Career Education classrooms and also SkillsUSA Leadership.


2015 Contest Updates for
Minnesota Competitors attending the
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

SkillsUSA heads to Louisville, Ky., June 22-26, 2015, for the 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — are expected to participate in the weeklong event.


Minnesota Members Honored at NLSC in Louisville, Kentucky

SkillsUSA Honors State Director, “Ms. Jen” Polz with it’s Highest Award

Jen Polz - Life Membership Award

Louisville, KY. – Jennifer Polz, SkillsUSA Minnesota’s State Director was recognized as a National Honorary Life Member of SkillsUSA on stage before a crowd of 16,000 during the opening ceremony of the 51st Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 25.  This is SkillsUSA’s highest recognition award, given for outstanding service that advances the purposes and goals of the national organization.


Todd Huxford, Honored as Region IV SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year

T. Huxford Region IV Award

Louisville, KY. – Todd Huxford, a heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration instructor at South Central College in North Mankato, MN, was recognized on stage as Region IV Advisor of the Year, during the opening ceremony of the 51st Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 25.   Huxford qualified for the regional award after being named the Minnesota State Advisor of the Year in 2014.

Huxford has been a SkillsUSA advisor for 25 years. Before becoming an instructor at the school, he participated in the HVACR program as a student and SkillsUSA member. Huxford credits SkillsUSA with giving him the skills to become successful. Now, he helps provide those skills to others. Huxford only had a handful of students to work with when he first became an advisor. Today, his chapter is flourishing with full campus affiliation membership.


Kennedy Students from SkillsUSA bring Project Santa to Tubman Shelter

Kennedy Students from SkillsUSA

Kennedy High School students from SkillsUSA, a career and technical skills association and competition, delivered Project Santa to the Tubman shelter in St. Paul on Wednesday afternoon, December 21, 2011. The project was started in 2004 and each year Kennedy SkillsUSA students raise money for small gifts and a party for families staying at the shelter. Sixty stockings filled with small games and toys for young children, six gift cards for teens and thirty-two gift baskets for mothers were handed out to the families using the shelter. The shelter also received a $170 cash donation from the students. Tubman is the state’s largest provider of domestic violence services, with over 20% of all Minnesota shelter beds for women and children experiencing family violence.

Click here to go to The Bloomington Crow website to read the full article.


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