SkillsUSA thanks partners for another successful Manufacturing Day

Source: SkillsUSA

Oct 09, 2014

In honor of Manufacturing Day, SkillsUSA recognized the role its manufacturing partners play in helping SkillsUSA meet its mission to empower its student members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

Among its nearly 300,000 career and technical high school and college student members nationwide, thousands are studying careers in the trades and specifically for manufacturing careers. Many more are studying curricula related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which often lead to careers in the manufacturing sector.

SkillsUSA’s business and industry partners help to define the skills and competencies needed to succeed as an entry-level employee. Technical skills, honed through industry-designed and judged competitions and authentic assessments, complemented by employability and leadership skills training, make SkillsUSA students career-ready, productive and promotable on the job. In this way, SkillsUSA is one of the answers to the nation’s growing “skills gap” that compromises our economic vitality and security.

Partnerships with business, industry and organized labor are SkillsUSA’s lifeblood. Manufacturers whose 2014 investments in mission-related national programs and events qualified for SkillsUSA Official Sponsor status include:

  • 3M Company
  • Aggreko, LLC
  • Air Products
  • Alcoa Foundation
  • AMT The Association for Manufacturing Technology
  • Axalta Coating Systems
  • Robert Bosch Tool Corp.
  • Calculated Industries
  • Carhartt Industries
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • Deere & Company
  • GE Appliances
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Hypertherm, Inc.
  • Intelitek, Inc.
  • Interstate Batteries, Inc.
  • IRWIN Industrial Tools
  • Lincoln Electric Co.
  • Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Inc./Hobart
  • Panduit Corporation
  • Praxair Inc.
  • Sandvik Coromant
  • SawStop, LLC
  • Snap-on Incorporated
  • Toyota Motor Sales, USA