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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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EVENTS

Find out the what/when/where of all the happenings in the SkillsUSA national Calendar. 

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STATE ASSOCIATIONS

Get the contact information for the leaders in your state.

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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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SHOP SkillsUSA

Whether you need SkillsUSA-branded clothing or curriculum, we’ve got you covered at the SkillsUSA Store.

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SkillsUSA Headlines

Read the latest news from SkillsUSA.

Get your SkillsUSA Week T-shirt!

We’re already gearing up for SkillsUSA Week 2020! SkillsUSA member Courtney Hand, a junior at Cumberland County Technical Education Center in Vineland, NJ, submitted the winning design that will be[…]

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Seeking Talented Singers to Open Conference

SkillsUSA is seeking talented student or adult performers to sing the national anthem at the Opening Ceremony for the 2020 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Audition videos can be submitted[…]

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Who’s Ready for a New T-Shirt?

The SkillsUSA Store has a new T-shirt with this year’s theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, I’m Ready.” Don’t miss an opportunity to purchase a 2019-2020 themed T-shirt! To place an[…]

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SkillsUSA Students Build Bunk Beds for Fire Victims at the Rose Bowl

Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose Bowl Stadium on Oct. 8 for the Generation T Bunk Build. The group worked with industry partners to build[…]

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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.

SkillsUSA Fall Conferences

Photos from fall conferences all over the U.S.