Supports Workforce Development Through Educational Materials
Lowe’s and SkillsUSA have awarded $1,000 worth of SkillsUSA educational materials to the SkillsUSA chapter at California Virtual Academy, a state-wide independent, tuition-free, online public charter school. CAVA is the only online school on the list from California. SkillsUSA and Lowe’s have teamed up on this grant program to support emerging SkillsUSA programs in career and technical education classrooms across the nation. The $100,000 grant from Lowe’s provides 100 eligible chapters with $1,000 worth of educational materials.
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Grants are for SkillsUSA chapters started since 2018 and are designed to provide teachers with more resources to support student-led learning through the SkillsUSA Framework. Each grant school will receive 25 unique education products designed to guide teachers on SkillsUSA integration, ranging from activity guides to meeting resources, classroom posters and more. The materials are centered around student-led development of personal skills, workplace skills and technical skills grounded in academics, so every member has an opportunity for career success.
"It is thrilling to see new SkillsUSA programs receive these chapter resources," said SkillsUSA executive director Chelle Travis. "These grants from Lowe’s remove financial barriers to excellence and ensure that new chapters start off on the right foot, armed with quality classroom resources for the betterment of our teachers and students."
SkillsUSA has partnered with Lowe’s for more than 14 years on a variety of education programs within career and technical education.
"We would like to thank the leadership team at Lowe’s for this generous gift of educational materials to the Destinations Career Academy at California Virtual Academies," said Dr. Sarah Yost, CAVA’s SkillsUSA student leadership team advisor. "We look forward to seeing our SkillsUSA chapter grow and succeed, and thanks to the donation you gave us, we are on the right path."
For a complete list of SkillsUSA chapters receiving the grant and a list of the educational resources each school will receive, go to: www.skillsusa.org/lowes-provides-resources-to-skillsusa-chapters/
SkillsUSA is a nonprofit partnership of education and industry founded in 1965 to strengthen our nation’s skilled workforce. Driven by employer demand, SkillsUSA helps students develop necessary personal and workplace skills along with technical skills grounded in academics. This SkillsUSA Framework empowers every student to succeed at work and in life, while helping to close the skills gap in which millions of positions go unfilled. Through SkillsUSA’s championships program and curricula, employers have long ensured schools are teaching relevant technical skills, and with SkillsUSA’s new credentialing process, they can now assess how ready potential employees are for the job. SkillsUSA has more than 372,000 annual paid members nationwide in high schools, colleges and middle schools, covering over 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, and is recognized by the U.S. departments of Education and Labor as integral to career and technical education. With the addition of our alumni, membership is 434,141. We have served nearly 14 million members since 1965. For more information: www.skillsusa.org
About Lowe’s in the Community
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About California Virtual Academies
California Virtual Academies are nine independent, tuition-free, online public charter schools that use the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. The California Virtual Academies are: CAVA @ Fresno, CAVA @ Kings, CAVA @ Los Angeles, CAVA @ Maricopa, CAVA @ San Diego, CAVA @ San Joaquin, CAVA @ San Mateo, CAVA @ Sonoma and CAVA @ Sutter. For more information about CAVA, visit https://cava.k12.com.
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