SkillsUSA Texas would like to introduce Mr. Jake Lopez as the new incoming Executive Director.

Jake is a native Texan and earned his Master’s in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He comes to SkillsUSA Texas with more than 25 years of experience in education, including over 10 years dedicated to CTE and STEM. Prior to joining SkillsUSA Texas, Jake led and oversaw the development of the CTE Portfolio for K12 at Pearson Education. Prior to that, Jake was the Executive Director for SASTEMIC in San Antonio where he focused on having STEM education programs delivered to under-represented students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Jake is passionate about helping students find their career pathway while emphasizing the importance of being credentialed or certified in their specific chosen field and looks forward to students having the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills at SkillsUSA Texas events.