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SkillsUSA Headlines

Read the latest news from SkillsUSA.

Complimentary Access to SkillsUSA Career Essentials

What is SkillsUSA Career Essentials? The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite produces career-ready graduates who are prepared to face the 21st-century demands of employers. The suite ensures students have the foundational[…]

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COVID-19 Crisis Forces Cancellation of All In-Person Events at SkillsUSA’s 2020 National Leadership and Skills Conference

Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA, a national student organization serving more than 365,000 students and teachers in career and technical education, has canceled all in-person events at its 2020 National Leadership[…]

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SkillsUSA and Industry Leaders Come Together to Help CTE Students Continue Learning During COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Coalition to Leverage Experience, Connections and Resources Leesburg, Va. — To support continued learning for career and technical education (CTE) students during the COVID-19 crisis, SkillsUSA has joined with[…]

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Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis

Official 2020 NLSC Announcement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis The current health crisis we’re facing has affected all walks of life, and, consequently, all aspects of SkillsUSA. That includes[…]

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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 leadership, an essential workplace skill.

Spring 2020, Volume 54, No. 3

Integrity Shines in Dark Moments

National officer Melissa Moreno found the strength to overcome cyberbullying through the lessons she learned in SkillsUSA. Read the full story …

Building Buzz in His Community

Gold suits Henry Balding. It’s the color of the state medal he won in Carpentry and the money-making honey produced by his bees. Read the full story …

Taking a New Course

After facing an unexpected tragedy at 55, Jacqueline Limbrick charted a course that led to college graduation at 58. Now, she’s set to realize her full potential. Read the full story …

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Making the Tough Calls

George Moslener’s harrowing leadership journey to district office was a family effort. 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.