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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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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.

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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New National Officers

Join us in congratulating the newly-elected 2020-21 SkillsUSA National Officer Team!These members will lead SkillsUSA over the next year as the organization navigates new opportunities as well as reaches for[…]

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SkillsUSA Members Serve Local Communities and Receive Prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Leesburg, Va.—SkillsUSA members from 13 states have been recognized for their outstanding community service this year. SkillsUSA, as an official certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), recognized[…]

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Official Statement from SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis – June 12 Update

June 12, 2020 Dear SkillsUSA members and supporters, Last week, I delivered an official statement reflecting SkillsUSA’s position on longstanding racial inequities and injustice in our country. Words alone, however,[…]

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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.

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Summer 2020

Believing Means Seeing It Through

When the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself, Paravi Das didn’t hesitate to give it her all, but an unexpected crisis meant a temporary setback. Drawing on her talent, passion and determination, this singer, artist and SkillsUSA Virginia president put on her red jacket and continued reaching for the stars. Read the full story …

Learning and Leading In Uncertain Times

Crystal Wright discovered an untapped reservoir of personal strength when she mustered the courage to share the painful details of her journey toward success. What she’s learned along the way has helped prepare her to lead through just about anything — including the unprecedented challenge of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story …

Game Changer

Dave Curry is helping to continue the legacy of a Hershey, Pa., icon while changing the face of career and technical education at home and nationwide. Read the full story …

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The Road Ahead

SkillsUSA National Officer Justin Newton shares the importance of building a groundwork for your future career. 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.