Interstate Batteries, SkillsUSA Form Fundraising Partnership

Interstate Batteries is announcing a partnership with Skills USA, a national organization of career and technical education students, teachers and business partners, to provide an official fundraising program.

Dallas (PRWEB) November 02, 2012 - Interstate Batteries is announcing a partnership with Skills USA, a national organization of career and technical education students, teachers and business partners, to provide an official fundraising program.

“We are pleased to be able to partner with SkillsUSA in this venture,” said Leslie Lawrence, Interstate Batteries Fundraising Director. “These are amazing students with bright futures, and we wanted to be part of their road to success.”

The average household uses about 21 different battery-operated devices. Participating SkillsUSA student chapters will be selling a wide variety of Interstate Batteries products for every home use, from AAA, AA, C, D and 9V batteries to flashlights and organizers with testers. For each Interstate Batteries product a SkillsUSA student sells, 50% of the sale goes back to the SkillsUSA chapter.

“SkillsUSA is excited about our partnership with Interstate Batteries,” said Tim Lawrence, SkillsUSA Executive Director. “Our mission of empowering students to become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens will be enhanced and energized by the support Interstate is providing to our national, state and local programs. This support will provide the opportunity for SkillsUSA students across the nation to raise funds to support their leadership training and development. As a result, our students will be better equipped to make a positive impact on their schools and communities and better prepared for employment. We look forward to our work with Interstate as we continue to develop students with the skills America needs.”

About Interstate Batteries

Interstate Batteries delivers Outrageously Dependable portable power solutions. The Dallas-based company distributes automotive batteries, franchises and operates retail battery stores, recycles batteries, and provides motive and critical power products. Interstate sells products throughout North America, Australia, the Caribbean and Latin America. Interstate employs over 1,600 team members throughout North America. For more information, visit

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a nationwide partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps students discover and grow their career passions. SkillsUSA annually serves over 303,000 high school and, college/postsecondary students, and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs. SkillsUSA chapters are in career and technical high schools, and two- and four-year colleges. Formerly known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Inc. (VICA), SkillsUSA was founded in 1965 as a way to teach students leadership skills to complement their chosen vocations. The organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. Go to for more information.


Jane A.D. Short

Brian Briscoe
Tucker and Associates


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