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Executive Director Announcement


Jessa Dahmes

The Board of Directors for SkillsUSA Minnesota is proud to announce that Jessa Dahmes is our new Executive Director. We are excited to have Jessa as part of our team and we look forward to working with her, as the main spokesperson for SkillsUSA Minnesota. Jessa will begin her new role on Monday November 4, 2019.

"This year’s SkillsUSA theme sums up my enthusiasm to get started as your new Executive Director for SkillsUSA Minnesota. I’m Ready! I am a passionate proponent of Career and Technical Education, and I bring a wealth of experience directly related to education and relationship building to this position. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in English Education from UW-Eau Claire and a Master’s degree in Career and Technical Education-Administration from UW-Stout. I honed my presentation skills in the classroom teaching English to middle and high school students in Wisconsin before moving into college admissions. I know what it is to be the face of an organization most recently as an Admissions Representative for North Hennepin Community College and as a member of the Programming Committee for Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC). I look forward to pairing my depth of knowledge and skills with the work that has already been done in order to build membership and create new fundraising opportunities for SkillsUSA Minnesota!"