NRCA is proud to announce it has partnered with SkillsUSA and now is a SkillsUSA Official Business Partner.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure the U.S. has a skilled workforce. It provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in U.S. classrooms.

NRCA looks forward to engaging with SkillsUSA and expanding NRCA's outreach and footprint in the career and technical fields to establish roofing as a core curriculum in schools and help NRCA members address workforce shortages.

NRCA will attend the annual National Leadership & Skills Conference the week of June 24 in Louisville, Ky., and participate in the Meet the Employer event June 28. It also will serve as a co-sponsor of SkillsUSA's State Directors Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Aug. 12-17.

In the spirit of celebrating high school seniors who are pursuing a career in the skilled trades, SkillsUSA National Signing Day 2019 was held May 8. Similar to National Signing Day events for high school student athletes, seniors were applauded as they announced their career plans and signed letters of intent for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training.

This inaugural nationwide program recognized students in hundreds of SkillsUSA chapters in high schools throughout the U.S.; 300 schools and 3,000 students took part.