SkillsUSA, Inc. and the U.S. Army Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Support of Improving Career Options for Nation’s Students

June 22, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 22 /PRNewswire/ – U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC) and SkillsUSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Tuesday between the two organizations. The agreement identifies collaboration to support the Nation’s youth in developing the skills and leadership qualities necessary for success in technical careers and beyond.

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“SkillsUSA is proud to partner with the U.S. Army to demonstrate the available career opportunities and prepare students for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations,” said Timothy Lawrence, Executive Director of SkillsUSA. “Our organizations share common goals as institutions that value education, training and leadership, skills they need to succeed in life. This MOU represents SkillsUSA’s commitment to continued dialogue and collaborative actions with the U.S. Army. It helps ensure today’s youth are not only well-prepared for career success, but enables them as leaders and citizen contributors that keep our Nation strong.”

“The Army is extremely proud of its relationship with SkillsUSA. The annual National Leadership Conference has afforded us the opportunity to demonstrate the technical career options available in the U.S. Army and has allowed us to support SkillsUSA in their mission to empower our student members to become world-class workers and responsible American citizens,” said Colonel Derik Crotts, Director of Strategic Communications, USAAC. “Additionally, we want to help the next generation of leaders through educational funding, advanced training, mentoring and leadership development in the many ways we can. With more than 150 different career paths, the U.S. Army offers these students many options.”

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

About the U.S. Army Accessions Command

The U.S. Army Accessions Command, headquartered at Fort Knox, Ky., is charged with providing integrated command and control of recruiting for the Army’s officer, warrant officer, and enlisted forces. Designed to meet the human resource needs of the Army, the command is charged with finding and recruiting the highest talent to be developed as Soldiers and Officers who will defend the Nation today and tomorrow.

SOURCE U.S. Army Accessions Command

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