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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

SkillsUSA serves more than 335,000 students and instructors annually and answers the call of American industry by helping to produce better-prepared employees for the technical workforce. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 16,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.


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Dues and Deadlines
SkillsUSA national dues are $8 plus state dues, which vary. For instructors, national dues are $14 plus state dues, which vary. The national membership deadline is March 3 of each year, but many state deadlines fall earlier. For a list of state dues and deadlines, click here.

Membership Kit
Upon request, we are glad to mail a SkillsUSA Membership Kit to help you involve staff or students. To request a kit, call 800-355-8422.

To start a new SkillsUSA chapter, you simply need to get permission from your administration, present the opportunity to students and then enroll your members. Your official charter will be presented at a later date by your state association (usually at a state conference).

Once enrolled, your chapter can run various SkillsUSA activities and enter our regional, state or national competitions. You can run community service and a variety of other activities using our national Program of Work. We do not mandate how you run the local program. However, each student must be registered as a member before competing in our state or national competitions.

New Chapter Support
To learn the basics of running a chapter, go to: www.skillsusa.org/educators/chapmanage.shtml

To access the SkillsUSA Overview Modules, an online training library available free to all advisors, go to: www.skillsusa.org/educators/change2.shtml

For information on the SkillsUSA Championships or to download the Championships Overview, go to: www.skillsusa.org/compete/index.shtml

Each state runs its own state contests and has its own rules. Contact your state association to find out when and where your contests are held, and if you need to pre-qualify at a regional or district event. For a list of state directors, go to: www.skillsusa.org/about/dir4.shtml

Benefits for Students
As a dues-paying member of SkillsUSA, students receive the following benefits and opportunities through the national office. Other benefits and opportunities may be offered by the local chapter and/or state office. Read more.

Benefits for Teachers
As dues-paying members, SkillsUSA Advisors and Professional Members receive the following benefits and opportunities through the national office. Read more.

Join the Alumni & Friends
Everyone is welcome to join the SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Association. Whether you are a graduating senior, a former member from years ago, an instructor, a school administrator, a parent or a business and industry partner, there will always be a role for you in SkillsUSA. Members receive a link to the quarterly online magazine, SkillsUSA Champions as well as a special alumni area of the website. Members are also alerted to volunteer opportunities at upcoming events, or we are glad to connect you to a chapter in your area. To register as an alumni member, click here.


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