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2023 FALL LEADERSHIP
SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
Programs & Resources
SkillsUSA offers local, state and national opportunities for students can to learn and practice personal, workplace and technical skills. These three components comprise the SkillsUSA Framework, a blueprint for career readiness. Local chapters conduct a full program of work and many students also attend a district or state conference. At the SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,500 students compete in more than 105 occupational and leadership skill areas each June. These national technical competitions help establish industry standards for job skill training and entry-level workers. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training.
SkillsUSA offers many resources for educators and students. The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite is a solution to industry and education needs in preparing career-ready students who are productive and employable. The suite helps students develop the skills, attitudes and values that allow them standout from other applicants in the skilled labor marketplace. The Chapter Excellence Program honors local chapter achievement around the SkillsUSA Framework of personal, workplace and technical skills. The
SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards is the official competition guide, with a full list of competencies as well as embedded academic skills.
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