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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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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.

Carhartt’s “Every Day is Labor Day” Online Event Raises More Than $300,000 for SkillsUSA!

We are thrilled to announce that SkillsUSA received a total of $316,509 from Carhartt as a result of their “Every Day is Labor Day” online event on Labor Day, Sept.[…]

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HIRING: Director of Development in the Office of Business Partnerships and Development

SkillsUSA is seeking a senior development professional to lead its philanthropic principles, campaigns and strategies while guiding and motivating a fundraising team of three to achieve excellence in annual development[…]

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2020 WLTI Canceled

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, SkillsUSA has decided to cancel the 2020 Washington Leadership Training Institute, originally scheduled for September 19-23 in Washington, D.C. This decision was made[…]

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2020 Fine Homebuilding Scholarship Winners Announced

Fine Homebuilding has awarded 14 #KeepCraftAlive scholarships to SkillsUSA members studying in construction-related fields who plan to continue their education for the 2020-21 academic year. The $2500 scholarships can be[…]

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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 online

Summer 2020

Turning a ‘Mistake’ into A Defining Moment

A chance invitation from a SkillsUSA instructor helped Anthony Mitchell realize there were more opportunities in life than he’d ever dreamed possible. He hasn’t just taken advantage of those opportunities; he shares them with his community. Read the full story …

Following Her Blueprint

Dylan Laumbach isn’t leaving her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer to chance. She’s built a solid plan for turning her vision into reality.
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Cooking Outside the Pan

EvaMarie Downs operated a thriving business in the culinary arts field she loved, but the pandemic threatened to derail her dreams. Undaunted, Downs used what she’d learned as a SkillsUSA student to adapt her business to the current environment, ensuring that the immunosuppressed people she serves in her California county are living — and eating — well. Read the full story …

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Serving the Poor is Her Medical Mission

Brice Harader-Pate always makes the most of family support and educational opportunities. Now she’s paying it forward by providing critical medical care to those who need it most. 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.