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ADVOCACY

Every voice makes a difference. SkillsUSA advisors are subject matter experts who can help advocate for career and technical education (CTE).

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DONATE

There are several ways to support SkillsUSA through charitable giving. 

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STATE ASSOCIATIONS

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ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

The SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association’s mission is to help promote SkillsUSA in terms of time, talent and financial resources at all levels – local, district, state and national.

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SkillsUSA Headlines

Read the latest news from SkillsUSA.

Professional Development Opportunity

Are you using or planning to use SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences courses and their associated assessments? If so, consider joining SkillsUSA’s virtual opportunities for Career Essentials Certified Teacher training. There[…]

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Free Career Exploration for Students and Schools 

“Cue Career” aggregates the resources of industry associations for career exploration/navigation and workforce development and is a free resource for schools and students. Students can explore careers by watching video[…]

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SkillsUSA Week 2020 Highlights Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

SkillsUSA staff and national officers carried out several advocacy events Feb. 4-5 as part of SkillsUSA Week and CTE Month. On Feb. 4, 12 members of the national officer team,[…]

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HIRING: Director of Business Partnerships Development

SkillsUSA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of director for the department of Business Partnerships Development. Ideal candidates will bring a track record of fundraising success, excellent team leadership[…]

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SkillsUSA Framework

The SkillsUSA Framework illustrates how students fulfill the mission of the organization “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”

PERSONAL SKILLS

Integrity
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Responsibility
Adaptability/Flexibility
Self-Motivation

WORKPLACE SKILLS

Communication
Decision Making
Teamwork
Multicultural Sensitivity and Awareness
Planning, Organizing and Management
Leadership

TECHNICAL SKILLS GROUNDED
IN ACADEMICS

Computer and Technology      Literacy
Job-Specific Skills
Safety and Health
Service Orientation
Professional Development

About SkillsUSA 

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.

SkillsUSA Champions magazine

This issue is focuses on the SkillsUSA Championships.
Participating in competition enhances and provides an assessment of a student’s technical skills.

Winter 2020, Volume 54, No. 2

What’s New: WLTI

The Washington Leadership Training Institute galvanizes over 500 students. Read the full story.

Championships Insiders Guide

How do SkillsUSA competitions prepare students for careers? Find out from contest organizers and repeat winners. Read the full story.

How She Rolls

Commercial fishing, state politics, restaurant kitchens, roller derby. Reality show topics? No, they’re all part of this teacher’s life story. Read the full story.

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Gold Standard:
Alumni Member

Fifteen years after his last SkillsUSA conference, medalist Brad Lang returned as a hero. See why he was chosen to throw the first pitch at a ballgame during the national event. Read the full story.

SkillsUSA
Career Essentials

SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite resources engage students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills along every point in their educational journey whether it be middle-school, high-school or college/postsecondary.

FOUNDATIONS

The Career Essentials: Foundations curriculum is sourced in the SkillsUSA Framework and contributes, along with a multitude of other resources, to defining career readiness.

EXPERIENCES

SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences is the next generation of employability skill-building curricula developed for today’s students.

ASSESSMENTS

The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite provides assessments for career and technical education that are supported and developed by industry, education and policy leaders.

MORE INFORMATION

Learn more about SkillsUSA Career Essentials.

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SkillsUSA National Calendar

SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends

The SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association’s mission is to help promote SkillsUSA in terms of time, talent and financial resources at all levels – local, district, state and national.

2020 SkillsUSA Week

SkillsUSA Week is celebrated in February each year.
Below are photos from this year’s SkillsUSA Week celebrations from across the country.