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Through her television programs and Facebook fans and in frequent public appearances, Kayleen has consistently championed the dignity of work. In the process, she has become our SkillsUSA champion.

National television personality Kayleen McCabe has joined with SkillsUSA to create video and audio public service announcements addressing the skills gap threatening our economy at the local and national levels.

Hundreds of thousands of the highly skilled technical jobs our economy increasingly depends on are available right now, and industry is desperate to fill them. Unfortunately, workers equipped with the necessary skills are in short supply. That’s the skills gap, and it’s a challenge our economy needs to overcome if it’s going to thrive. The good news is that, within that gap, opportunities for rewarding, successful careers abound. SkillsUSA helps students around the country make the most of those opportunities.

“Kayleen McCabe has been an avid supporter of SkillsUSA and the need for a skilled workforce,” says Tim Lawrence, SkillsUSA executive director. “Through her television programs and Facebook fans and in frequent public appearances, Kayleen has consistently championed the dignity of work. In the process, she has become our SkillsUSA champion.”

SkillsUSA members, supporters and others can download the PSA from the SkillsUSA website and provide it to local radio stations in their community. In this way, every member can help share the SkillsUSA message about the need for a skilled workforce.

SkillsUSA’s scope is national, but the roots of the organization spring from more than 4,000 local chapters across the country. These PSAs will be of interest to students, parents and businesses, each standing to benefit from involvement in the SkillsUSA program.

To listen to, view and download the PSAs (60-second video and 60- and 30-second audio versions), go to: http://www.skillsusa.org/membership-resources/chapters/communications-and-marketing/kayleen-mccabe-psa/

About SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a talent pipeline and a solution provider considered vital to solving America’s growing skills gap. The non-profit partnership of students, instructors and industry is working to ensure America has a skilled workforce. A career and technical education student organization founded in 1965 and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, SkillsUSA serves more than 335,000 students and instructors each year who are enrolled in 130 technical, skilled, and service occupational programs including STEM at our nation’s middle schools, high schools and colleges. SkillsUSA has the active support of more than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions at the national level. SkillsUSA programs focus on contextual learning through a framework of personal, workplace and technical skills that are grounded in academics and integrated into career and technical education programming. SkillsUSA offers local, state and national competitions planned and judged by industry, along with technical skill assessments and other workplace credentials. For more information, go to: http://www.SkillsUSA.org

About Kayleen McCabe
Kayleen McCabe is a contractor and television host who appeared for five seasons on DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation. She has an engaging personality and is a licensed contractor, brand ambassador and advocate for the skilled trades. For more information, visit: http://www.kayleenmccabe.com

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