Values and Vision


The SkillsUSA mission is built upon — and its success depends on —the commitment of our members and partners to the following values:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Citizenship
  • Service 

Vision Statement

SkillsUSA produces the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

Inclusion and Diversity Statement

In keeping with a tradition of respect for the individuality of our members and our role in workforce development, SkillsUSA strives to ensure inclusive participation in all of our programs, partnerships and employment opportunities.

SkillsUSA’s diversity encompasses differences in ethnicity, gender, language, age, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, thinking styles, experience and education. We strive to make all members, partners and employees feel welcomed and valued in the SkillsUSA family. SkillsUSA believes in treating all people with respect and dignity. We want SkillsUSA to be regarded as a “membership organization of choice” — one that encourages all individuals to be involved.

SkillsUSA Strategic Plan

SkillsUSA develops and maintains an organizational strategic plan for up to five years. Our four key imperatives, approved by the board of directors, align with the strategic plan but more tightly focus our work around improved local chapter and state association health, supported by enhanced business and industry partnerships. 

  • Imperative 1: Establish SkillsUSA as an education solution to state education agencies and local school districts
  • Imperative 2: Create an abundant supply of well-trained, highly motivated teachers to maintain and grow CTE programs with SkillsUSA chapters
  • Imperative 3: Ensure career readiness for every SkillsUSA member through SkillsUSA Framework delivery
  • Imperative 4: Enhance business, industry and donor partnerships