SkillsUSA Electronic Payment Options

Need a copy of the invoice to make a payment? Access on the SkillsUSA’s Member Information System or contact our Customer Care Team at 844-875-4557 or email The SkillsUSA national headquarters offers multiple payment methods for payment of registration invoices. Electronic payment is the preferred and quickest method to ensure payment is received in a timely fashion. A student must be a paid member, in some states, to register as a contestant in state and national competitions. Listed below are the ways in which payments can be made to... Read More

SkillsUSA Technical Classroom/Lab Enhancements or Community Service Grant Program

Lowe’s announces grants up to $15,000 for SkillsUSA chapters focused on the construction trade – including: Cabinetmaking Carpentry Electrical Construction Wiring Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Masonry Plumbing Sheet Metal Welding Architectural Drafting Do you need to upgrade your tools or equipment? Do you need additional materials and supplies for your students this year? Do your students have a great community service project that they would like to conduct but you need equipment, materials and supplies to launch? Consider applying for a Lowe’s grant for up to $15,000. All funds must be spent at Lowe’s. Read More

SkillsUSA Instructors Recognized as Finalists for the 2023 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

Twenty-four SkillsUSA instructors are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who are finalists for the 2023 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Their high school trades programs are in the running for a share of $1.5 million in total cash awards.

SkillsUSA Students Elected as Leaders of National Organization

SkillsUSA students have been elected as national officers to serve nearly 400,000 members for the 2023-24 school year. The 10 high school and college/postsecondary students will serve as advocates for SkillsUSA and career and technical education (CTE) and will lead two national conferences, facilitate sessions for students and instructors and advocate on behalf of SkillsUSA to elected officials and representatives of business and industry as they represent the national organization at various events.

SkillsUSA Embraces a “No-Limits” Future

SkillsUSA announced a variety of exciting new initiatives to coincide with our latest annual membership theme: “SkillsUSA: No Limits.” These initiatives include a refined mission statement, new brand strategy, new national website (coming soon) and a realignment of our organizational structure. Check out this video from Executive Director Chelle Travis on these new initiatives. Find more information on our website about these changes and what they’ll mean to SkillsUSA’s “No-Limits” future. Read More

Registration for WLTI Opens on Aug. 1

This year’s Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 23-27. This experience is designed for all SkillsUSA students and advisors who want to grow in the essential elements of professionalism, communication and leadership while passionately advocating for career and technical education (CTE). The registration fee is $500 per person and hotel rooms are $184/night + tax. Registration for WLTI opens on Aug. 1 and the deadline is Aug. 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Additional information can be found here. Read More

SkillsUSA Names Top Three “Models of Excellence” Chapters

SkillsUSA announced its top three chapters for the 2023 Models of Excellence (MOE) program during the Awards Session at the National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) in Atlanta on Friday, June 23.

Airgas Supports SkillsUSA and Workforce Development

SkillsUSA is proud to welcome Airgas, an Air Liquide company, as a new official partner. Through this partnership, Airgas will provide support to the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, June 19-23.

The U.S. Air Force Partners with SkillsUSA and Workforce Development

The U.S. Air Force, an official partner of SkillsUSA, will provide support for SkillsUSA’s National Leadership & Skills Conference including sponsorship and participation in a community service project on Friday, June 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. They will also provide support to SkillsUSA TECHSPO, as well as general mission support.