Chapter Excellence Program

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The Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) is the single best way to build a successful SkillsUSA chapter! To learn more, check out the information below.


CEP Application

SkillsUSA is excited to offer the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one coaching session with our CEP and PoW Coach, Kelli Engelbrecht. Learn how to integrate the SkillsUSA Framework, articulate your SMART goals and select and evaluate your Essential Elements within your CEP application.

Download the Chapter Excellence Plan application template. (PDF)


2023 Chapter Excellence Program Participating Chapters

2023 Models of Excellence graphics

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Model of Excellence Chapters
Auburn High School

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Enterprise High School
Career Academies of Decatur

Silver Chapters of Distinction
South Baldwin Center For Technology

Quality Chapters
Butler County Career Academy
Edward Bell Career Center
Elmore County Technical Center, Electrical Technology
Etowah Career Technology Center
Franklin County Career Tech Center, Mechatronics (Ind'l Maint Tech)
Huntsville Center For Technology
Minor High School
Muscle Shoals High School


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Huntsville High School

Quality Chapters
South Arkansas Community College


Model of Excellence Chapters
Douglas High School, Engineering Related Technology
River Valley High School, Graphic Communications
Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education, Bldg. Trades & Renovations

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Higley High School, Graphic Communications
San Luis High School

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Cibola High School
La Joya Community High School
Mohave High School, Law Enforcement
Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education, Law Enforcement
Verrado High School, Broadcast News Production
Verrado High School, Graphic Communications
West - MEC NWC, Auto Service Technology
Willow Canyon High School
Yuma High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Verrado High School, Engineering Related Technology
Kofa High School

Quality Chapters
Buena High School
Canyon Del Oro High School
Casa Grande Union High School, Engineering Related Technology
Combs High School
Desert Edge High School, TV (Video) Production
East Valley Institute of Tech, 3D Visualization & Animation
East Valley Institute of Tech, Collision Repair Technology
East Valley Institute of Tech, Criminal Justice
East Valley Institute of Tech, Computer Maintenance Technology
East Valley Institute of Tech, Firefighter Training
East Valley Institute of Tech, Plumbing
East Valley Institute of Tech, Radio Broadcasting
East Valley Institute of Tech, Diesel Equipment Technology
Estrella Foothills High School, Technical Education
Higley High School, Computer Programming
Higley High School, Criminal Justice
Higley High School, Engineering Related Technology
Higley High School, Graphic Communications
Ironwood High School
Miami High School
Millennium High School
Paradise Honors High School, Graphic Communications
Paradise Honors High School, Photography
Payson High School
Pima County JTED @ Camino Seco
Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, Cosmetology
Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, Graphic Communications
Poston Butte High School
Sahuarita High School, Carpentry
Valley Vista High School
West - MEC NWC, Computer Networking (CISCO)
West-MEC Central, CTE Teacher Education
West-MEC Central, Electronics Technology
West-MEC SW Campus, Auto Service Technology
Williams Field High School, Criminal Justice
Williams Field High School, Engineering Related Technology
Williams Field High School, Graphic Communications
Williams Field High School, Photography


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Cesar Chavez High School
Dinuba High School
John F Kennedy High School
Mountain House High School
Norwalk High School
South Pasadena High School
Stride Career Prep @ CAVA
Sylmar Biotech Health and Engineering Magnet
Van Nuys High School

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Buena Park High School
James C Enochs High School
Kern High Regional Occupational Center
Mayfair High School
Pioneer High School
Wasco Union High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Academy of Careers and Exploration
Apple Valley High School
Atwater High School
Cathedral City High School
Coachella Valley High School
Crescenta Valley High School
Downey High School
Eden Area ROP
Edward C. Merlo Inst. of Environmental Technology
Folsom High School
Franklin High School
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
Harbor Occupational Center
Healdsburg High School
Lynwood High School
Mark Keppel High School
North Monterey County High School
Oceanside High School
Reseda High School
River Islands High School
Rowland High School, Engineering Related Technology
San Fernando High School
Slawson Occupational Center
Vista Del Lago
Warren High School

Quality Chapters
Abraham Lincoln High School - San Jose
Abram Friedman Occupational Center
Alhambra High School
Allan Hancock College
Amistad High School
Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School
Atascadero High School
Baldyview ROP
Banning High School (Banning)
Bassett Adult School
Bellflower High School
Beverly Hills High School
Brawley Union High School
Buhach Colony High
Burbank High School
Burney Jr. Sr. High School
California Advancing Pathways for Students
California High School
Capistrano Valley High School/College and Career A
Carlsbad High School
Castaic High School
Chaffey High School
Char M Weber Inst of Applied Sciences & Technology
Chico Senior High School
Citrus Valley High School
Colton High School
Compton Early College 6-12
Corcoran High School
Cordova High School
Corona High School
Desert Hot Springs High School
Duarte High School
Duncan Polytechnical High School
Durham High School
Eagle Rock High School, Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur High School
Entrepreneur High School Fontana
Ernest McBride High School
Escalon High School
Flora Arca Mata
Fontana High School
Fortuna High School
Fountain Valley High School
Fremont High School
Frontier High School
Glen A Wilson High School
Godinez Fundamental High School
Golden Valley High School
Golden Valley High School
Granite Hills High School
Hanford West High School
Harrison Elementary School
Highland High School
Indio High School
Inspire School of Arts & Sciences
John Burroughs High School
John Glenn High School
Kelseyville High School, Audio Visual Technology
Kingsburg High School
Knight High School
La Mirada High School
La Puente High School, Criminal Justice
La Puente High School, Engineering Related Technology
Lakeview Leadership Academy
Lathrop High School
Lindsay High School
Lompoc High School
Los Angeles Trade Tech College
Lower Lake High School
Madera South High School
Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School
Maria Carrillo High School
Marina High School
Martin Luther King High School
Matilda Torres High School
Miramar College
Mission Trails ROP
Monache High School
Monte Vista High School
Montecito High School
Moreno Valley High School
Mount Whitney High School
Nellie N. Coffman Middle School
Nevada Union High School
NOCROP/Oxford Academy
Nogales High School, Engineering Related Technology
Norco High School
North Valley Occupational Center
Olive Vista Middle School
Orange Cove High School
Orange Vista High School
Orangewood High School
Orosi High School
Oxnard High School
Palm Desert High School
Palm Springs High School
Palmdale High School
Parlier High School
Paso Robles High School
Pittsburg High School
Pleasant Valley HS
Ramona High School
Redlands High School
Reedley High School
Rio Linda High School
Rio Mesa High School
Ripon High School
River City High School
Riverbank High School
Rowland High School, Culinary Arts
Rowland High School, Auto Service Technology
Rowland High School, Computer Programming
Sage Creek High School
San Clemente High School - College & Career Advant
San Gabriel High School
San Gabriel Valley ROP
San Gabriel Valley ROP - Baldwin Park HS
San Joaquin Office of Education
San Luis Obispo High School
San Marcos High School
San Pasqual High School
Sanger High School
Sanger West High School
Santa Clara High School
Santa Paula High School
Santa Rosa High School
Santiago High School
Sato Academy of Math and Science
Schurr High School
Selma High School
Serrano High School
Shadow Hill High School
Sierra Pacific High School
Silicon Valley Career Technical Ed Center
Silverado High School
Soledad High Schools ROP
Somerset High School
Sultana High School
Summit High School
Summit Leadership Academy High Desert
Sunny Hills High School
Temple City High School
Templeton High School
Thomas A. Edison Middle School
University High School Charter
Vallejo High School
Valley High School
Venice Skills Center
Victor Valley High School
West Valley Occupational Center


Gold Chapters
Pickens Technical College, Nail Care
Thomas Jefferson High School

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Destinations Career Academy of Colorado
Durango High School

Quality Chapters
Florence High School
Gateway High School
Liberty High School


Gold Chapters
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School

Quality Chapters
H C Wilcox Technical High School
H H Ellis Technical High School
Vinal Technical High School


Quality Chapters
Roosevelt STAY Opportunity Academy


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Marchman Technical College
Stranahan High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology

Quality Chapters
Leesburg High School
Lyman High School
North Florida Technical College
Northeast High School
Osceola High School

GEORGIA High School

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Alliance Academy for Innovation
Apalachee High School
Cambridge High School
Chestatee High School
McIntosh County Academy
North Atlanta High School
Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School
Sandy Creek High School
West Forsyth High School

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Calhoun High School
Dalton High School
East Laurens High
Flowery Branch High School
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy
Meadowcreek High School
Mount Zion High School
Southwest High School
Treutlen High School
Worth County High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Americus Sumter County High School
Buford High School
Cass High School
Fayette County High School
Gilmer High School
Glenn Hills High School
Lafayette High School
Loganville High School
North Cobb High School
Peach County High School
South Forsyth High School
West Laurens High School

Quality Chapters
Atkinson High School
Berkmar High School
Berrien High School
Burke County High School
Calhoun Middle School
Cartersville High School
Cedar Shoals High School
Chattooga High School
Clarke Central High School, Audio Visual Technology
Cobb Innovation and Technology Academy
College & Career Institute
College and Career Academy
Dublin High School
Effingham College and Career Academy
Forsyth Central High School
Gordon Central High School
Greene County High School
Griffin High School
Groves High School
Habersham Central High School
Haralson County High School
Hephzibah High School
Heritage High School
Hiram High School
Houston County Career Academy
Howard Middle School
Jefferson County High School
Jones County High School
Kendrick High School
Lamar County High School
Lanier County High School
Lee County 9th Grade Campus
Lee County High School
Locust Grove High School
Maxwell High School of Tech
McEachern High School
Mountain View High School
Newton College & Career Academy (NCCA)
North Carroll County and Career Academy
North Clayton High School
North Forsyth High School
North Hall High School
North Murray High School
Northwest Whitfield High School
Pebblebrook High School
Ringgold High School
Savannah High School of Liberal Studies
Statesboro High School, Warehousing
Statesboro High School, Carpentry
Stephens County High School
Taylor County High School
Troup County High School
Union Grove High School
Valdosta High School
Vidalia Comprehensive High School
W.S. Hutchings College & Career Center
Ware County High School
West Hall High School
Wheeler High School

GEORGIA College/Postsecondary

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Gwinnett Technical College
Lanier Technical College
Savannah Technical College
Wiregrass Georgia Tech College

Quality Chapters
Athens Technical College
Augusta Technical College
Central Georgia Technical College
Georgia Northwestern Technical College- Floyd
Southern Crescent Technical College


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Dennis Technical Education Center

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Meridian Technical Charter High School


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Morton High School
Peoria Public Schools
Thomas Kelly College Prep

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Johnsburg High School
Peotone Junior High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Peotone High School

Quality Chapters
Argo Community High School
Career Center of Southern Illinois
Carl Sandburg High School
Clinton High School
Clinton Junior High School
Downers Grove South High School
Lockport Township High School East
Maine East High School
Maine West High School
West Aurora High School
York Community High School


Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Central Nine Career Center

Quality Chapters
Mt. Vernon High School


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Hutchinson Career & Technical Academy
Labette County High School

Quality Chapters
Blue Valley Northwest High School
Blue Valley West High School
Center for Academic Achievement
Coffeyville Community College-Coffeyville
Destinations Career Academy Insight School of Kans
El Dorado High School
Ellinwood High School
Eudora High School
Flint Hills Tech College
Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott High School
Highland Community College Technical Center
Horton High School
Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson Community College-HCTEA
Junction City High School
Kansas City Kansas Comm Coll Technical Ed Ctr
KCKCC-Pioneer Career Center
Larned High School
Lyons High School
Manhattan High School
Newton High School
North Central Kansas Tech College
Northwest Kansas Technical College
Olathe Advanced Technical Center
Osawatomie High School
Ottawa High School-CTEC
Paola High School
Parsons High School
Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg State University
Pratt High School
Salina Area Technical College
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
Southeast High School
Tonganoxie High School
Turner High School
Wabaunsee High School
Washburn Tech
Wichita East High School
Wichita Heights High School
Wichita North High School
Wichita Northwest High School
Wichita South High School
Wichita West High School
Winfield High School
WSU Tech


Quality Chapters
Clark County Area Technology Center
Estill County Area Technology Center


Model of Excellence Chapters
Cape Cod Tech
Greater Lowell Tech High
Greater New Bedford RVTHS
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Assabet Valley Regional Tech High School
Weymouth Vo-Tech High School
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Taunton High School

Quality Chapters
J P Keefe Tech High School
South Shore Vo-Tech High School
Westfield Technical Academy


Model of Excellence Chapters
Center of Applied Tech North, Commercial Baking
Dorchester Career & Technology Center

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Calvert Career & Technology Academy
Frederick County Career & Tech Center
Worcester Technical High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Dr. James A Forrest Career & Tech Center

Quality Chapters
Carver Vo-Tech High School
Center of Applied Technology South
North Point High School For STI
Parkside High School CTE
Somerset County Technical High School


Model of Excellence Chapters
Bay Arenac ISD Career Center

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Alpena Community College
Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center

Quality Chapters
Owosso High School


Model of Excellence Chapters
New Madrid County R-I Technical Skills Center

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Gibson Technical Center
Lewis and Clark Career Center

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Macon Area Career and Technical Education Center
Scott Regional Technology Center

Quality Chapters
Carrollton Area Career Center
Clinton Technical School
Franklin Technology Center
Lex La-Ray Technical Center
Moberly Area Technical Center
Nichols Career Center
North Central Career Center
Northland Career Center
Pike/Lincoln Technical Center
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center
Waynesville Career Center


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Darby High School

Quality Chapters
Havre High School 


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Papillion-La Vista South High School

Silver Chapters of Distinction
East Butler High
Hastings High School
Wayne State College

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Bennington High School

Quality Chapters
Conestoga Public Schools
Cozad High School
Lincoln North Star High School
Louisville High School
Scottsbluff High School
Waverly High School


Silver Chapters of Distinction
Southeast Career Technical Academy, Culinary Arts

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Edward C Reed High School

Quality Chapters
Southeast Career Technical Academy, Architectural Drafting
Southeast Career Technical Academy, Carpentry
Southeast Career Technical Academy, Cosmetology


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Cumberland County Regional Technical Education Center
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
Somerset County Vocational & Technical HS

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Camden County Sicklerville
East Brunswick Magnet School
Passaic County Technical Institute

Quality Chapters
Essex Co Vocational-West Caldwell
Morris County School of Technology
Sussex County Tech School
West Side High School


Model of Excellence Chapters
Hobbs High School

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Deming High School
Thoreau High

Quality Chapters
Lovington High School
Sue Cleveland High School

NEW YORK High School

Model of Excellence Chapters
Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES CTEC
WEMOCO Career and Education Center

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Broome Tioga BOCES
Niagara Career and Technical Center
Southern Adirondack Educational Center
Thomas A Edison Career & Technical High School
Wildwood Educational Center

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Aviation Career & Technical Education High School
Capital Region BOCES-Schoharie Career and Technical School
HS for Construction Trades, Engr & Architecture
Orange-Ulster BOCES
Orleans Career & Technical Educational Center
Ulster Vo Tech Center
W D Ormsby Center, Erie 2

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Kenton Career & Technical Center Erie 1 BOCES

Quality Chapters
Abrookin Vo Tech Center
Capital Region BOCES-Albany Career & Technical School
Coopers Educational Center
F Donald Myers Educational Center
Harkness Center-Erie 1 BOCES
McEvoy Center OCM BOCES
Questar - III Durham Campus
Questar III - Robert H. Gibson Technical School
Rockland Career Education Center


Model of Excellence Chapters
Nash Community College

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Catawba Valley Community College

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Midway High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Avery County High School
Bear Grass Charter School
Roanoke Rapids High School
West Stanly High School

Quality Chapters
Carrboro High School
Carteret Community College
Central Carolina Community College
Columbus Career & College Academy
Cranberry Middle School
North Iredell High
Pitt Community College
Richlands High School
South Columbus High School
Southern Lee High School
West Carteret High School


Quality Chapters
Roughrider Area CTC


Model of Excellence Chapters
Buckeye Hills Career Center
Upper Valley Career Center
Vanguard-Sentinel CTC-Vanguard Campus

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center - High School
Lake Shore Compact
Vanguard-Sentinel CTC-Sentinel Campus
Wayne County JVS

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Madison Comp High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Diamond Oaks Career Development Center

Quality Chapters
Apollo Career Center
Ashland County-West Holmes JVS
Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center
Auburn Career Center
Bellefontaine High School
Belmont Career Center
Biomed Science Academy
Buckeye Career Center
Butler Tech School of the Arts
Butler Tech-Colerain High School
Butler Tech-D. Russel Lee CTC
Butler Tech-Northwest High School
Butlertech- Hamilton
Canton South High School
Choffin Career and Technical Center
Clay High School
Collins Career Center
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
Columbus Downtown High School
Coshocton County Career Center
C-TEC High School
Delaware Area Career Center
East Liverpool High School
Eastland Career Center-Groveport
EFCTS - New Albany / Gahanna
EHOVE Career Center
Fairfield Career Center
Fort Frye High School
Fort Hayes Career Center
Four Cities Compact
Four County Career Center
Great Oaks - Harrison High School
Greene County Career Center
Jackson High School-Massillon
Jefferson County JVS
Kettering-Fairmont High School
Knox County Career Center
Lancaster High School
Laurel Oaks Career & Tech Center
Lima Senior High School
Live Oaks JVS
Lorain County JVS
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
Mansfield Senior High School
Maplewood Career Center
Massillon Washington High School
Mayfield High School
Medina County Career Center
Meigs High School
Miami Valley CTC
Mid-East Career & Technology Centers-Zanesville
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers -Buffalo
Millstream Career Center
Morgan High School
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center/Bellefontaine Campus
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center/MECHS
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center/Riverside Campus
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center/Urbana South Campus
Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center
Ottawa County Skilled Trades Academy
Parma City Schools District
Penta Career Center
Pickaway-Ross CTC/Chillicothe Campus (Dist. 4)
Pickaway-Ross CTC-Circleville Campus (Dist. 4), Health Sciences
Pickaway-Ross JVSD
Pike County CTC
Pioneer Career & Technology Center
Piqua City Schools
Polaris Career Center
Ponitz Career Technology Center
Portage Lakes JVS
R G Drage Career Educational Center
Sandusky High School
Scarlet Oaks CDC
Southern Hills JVS
South-Western Career Academy
Springfield-Clark CTC
Swiss Hills Career Center
Sylvania Northview High School
Sylvania Southview High School
Toledo Technology Academy
Tolles Career & Technical Center
Tri Star Career Compact
Tri-County Career Center
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Triway High School
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
U S Grant JVS
Valley STEM + ME2 Academy
Vantage Career Center
W E Stebbins High School
Waite High School
Warren County Career Center
Washington County JVS
Whitmer Career & Tech
Woodward High School


Model of Excellence Chapters
Gordon Cooper Technology Center

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Mid-America Technology Center
Northeast Technology Center-Claremore
Tulsa Tech High School Extension Programs, Exploratory Programs

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Central Technology Center-Drumright
Tulsa Technology Center-Riverside

Quality Chapters
Western Technology Center-Burns Flat


Quality Chapters
Taft High School


Gold Chapters of Distinction
North Montco Technical Career Center

Quality Chapters
Bethlehem AVTS
Lenape Technical School


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Antonio Luchetti

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Ocupacional y Tecnica de Yauco

Quality Chapters
Luis Muñoz Marin


Silver Chapters of Distinction
Providence Career & Technical Academy

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Warwick Career Tech Center

Quality Chapters
Burrilliville High School


Model of Excellence Chapters
Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Anderson Institute Technology
Heyward Career Center

Quality Chapters
Hannah-Pamplico High School


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Lawrence County High School, Engineering Related Technology
Spring Hill High School, Engineering Related Technology

Quality Chapters
Stone Memorial High School

TENNESSEE College/Postsecondary

Model of Excellence Chapters
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Harriman
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Pulaski

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Motlow State Community College
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Chattanooga

Silver Chapters of Distinction
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Hartsville
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Hohenwald
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Knoxville
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Memphis

Quality Chapters
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Covington
Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Paris

TEXAS High School

Gold Chapters of Distinction
Miller Career and Technology Center, Mechatronics

Silver Chapters of Distinction
La Vernia High School
Seminole High School, Auto Service Technology
Wylie East High School
Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute
Rudder High School
School for the Highly Gifted
Port Neches-Groves High School

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Townview Law Magnet
Lake Travis High School
Gorman ISD, Cosmetology
Advanced Tech Center, 3D Visualization & Animation
Cleburne High School

Quality Chapters
Advanced Tech Center, Computer Maintenance Tech
College View High School
Iowa Park High School
Klein Collins High School
MacArthur High School
Magnolia High School
Manvel High School
McMillan Jr. High School
Texas High School, Care & Guidance of Children
Texas High School, Culinary Arts

TEXAS College/Postsecondary

Bronze Chapters of Distinction
Dallas College, El Centro Campus
Temple College


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Uintah Basin Technical College - Vernal

Quality Chapters
Bonneville High School
Brighton High School
Desert Hills High School
Dixie High School
Maple Mountain High School


Quality Chapters
North Country Career Center


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Academies of Loudoun, Graphic Communications

Quality Chapters
King George High School
Powhatan High School


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Oak Harbor High School
Pierce County Skills Center


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Dodgeland High School
LakeView Technology Academy
Unity School District
West Bend High School

Quality Chapters
Antigo High School
Elkhorn Area High School
Greenfield High School
Jefferson High School
Madison Memorial High School
Oregon High School
Riverside Middle School
Superior Senior High School
Watertown High School
Waunakee High School
Wausau East High School


Gold Chapters of Distinction
Brooke High School
Cabell County Career Technology Center
Mason County Vocational Center
Mercer County Tech Educational Center
Monongalia County Tech Center
Nicholas County Career and Technical Center
Putnam Career &Technical Center

Quality Chapters
Lincoln County High School
Roane-Jackson Tech Center
Wheeling Park High School


Silver Chapters of Distinction
East High School

Quality Chapter
Campbell County High School
Guernsey-Sunrise High School
Worland High School

Chapter Excellence 2.0 PowerPoint
What is CEP?

CEP recognizes achievement as it relates to the integration of the SkillsUSA Framework in chapter program of work activities. As a chapter’s yearly action plan, the program of work is at the heart of student learning and employability development. By using the Framework as a guide, chapters have a blueprint for creating relevant activities that encourage participation and foster an understanding of student learning attained during each activity. The Framework’s focus on intentional learning turns the program of work into more than just a planning tool. Using the Framework, the program of work becomes the vital conduit that links students to the application of personal, workplace and technical skills demanded by industry. The SkillsUSA trifecta for student success!

Within the personal, workplace and technical skills areas, there are specific Essential Elements tied to each. The Essential Elements are high-demand employability skills as defined by industry, and the benchmark for measuring student success during an activity. If students learn the Essential Element of responsibility during a personal component activity, the Framework requires that a chapter be specific regarding the how and why students learned responsibility. This conscientious approach gives added meaning to the valuable experience gained by students in the planning, organization and implementation of activities. Most importantly, this approach actualizes SkillsUSA’s mission to “empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens” on the chapter level.

Every chapter is encouraged to participate in CEP and there are three award levels to recognize program involvement. The first two levels are acknowledged by a chapter’s state association and the third level is recognized nationally. Each level is designed to give chapters a benchmark for success and future improvement, leading to stronger chapters and more prepared students. The more a chapter applies the Framework, the greater the chance for CEP honors.  

Why get involved in the CEP?

Implementing the CEP can result in benefits for members, teachers/chapter advisors and for the chapter, campus and community

For members:

  • Creates opportunities to apply Framework skills
  • Fosters personal and workplace skill development
  • Equips with valuable leadership skills and experiences
  • Improves chapter organization and efficiency
  • Develops teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Instills a sense of purpose and belonging
  • Promotes friendly competition in pursuit of excellence
  • Recognizes achievement
  • Provides experiences in completing an application

For teachers/chapter advisors:

  • Provides experiences to develop Framework skills
  • Empowers member’s leadership skill development
  • Reduces workload when members plan and lead chapter activities
  • Educates school administration and community members about SkillsUSA and chapter accomplishments
  • Increases member engagement
  • Increases positive exposure of SkillsUSA chapter
  • Strengthens the presence and support of SkillsUSA on campus and in community
  • Summarizes and documents chapter progress for the year
  • Brings state and national recognition to your program

For Chapter/Campus/Community:

  • Benefits the community by addressing community needs through Framework skills
  • Provides trained workforce allowing for sustainability of the community with Framework skills
  • Highlights Framework skill development for college and career readiness
  • Serves as baseline for chapter improvement in future years
  • Connects members to employers
  • Garners support of campus administration/faculty for SkillsUSA Chapter
  • Gains support of community for SkillsUSA Chapter
  • Illustrates relevance in accomplishing campus goals
  • Brings state and national recognition to your campus and community
What Must Our Chapter Do to Earn Level 1 Quality Chapter Award?

To earn Level 1 Quality Chapter Award, a chapter must:

  • Pay membership dues
  • Have all section advisors pay professional dues to SkillsUSA
  • Elect chapter officers
  • Conduct well planned, regularly scheduled chapter meetings
  • Complete a projected chapter budget (list of planned income and expenses for the year)
  • Complete a program of work (list of planned chapter activities for the year)
  • Conduct at least one activity within each of the three framework components
    • Personal Skills
    • Workplace Skills
    • Technical Skills
  • Complete the Level 1 Quality Chapter application
What Must Our Chapter Do to Earn Level 2 Chapter of Distinction?

To earn Level 2 Chapter of Distinction, a chapter must:

  • Conduct chapter officer training
  • Conduct a chapter recruitment activity (i.e. membership drive, middle school presentation)
  • Engage members in committees to conduct chapter activities
  • Prepare to participate in State Leadership and Skills Conference
  • Complete at least seven of the Chapter of Distinction indicators
    • 75% of eligible students are SkillsUSA members
    • Hold executive committee meetings with local chapter officers
    • Conduct an activity to engage business and industry partners
    • Students attend Fall Leadership Conference
    • Chapter members attend one activity above the chapter level excluding, Fall Leadership Conference
    • Present a report of chapter activities and accomplishments to the school board
    • Hold SkillsUSA local technical area Championships
    • Hold SkillsUSA local leadership/occupational area Championships
    • Celebrate SkillsUSA Week through chapter activities
    • Publish one of more articles in local media
    • Provide a social media or web presence for your local chapter
    • Have a candidate for state office
    • Conduct chapter awards program or banquet on the local level, in which all members may attend
    • Participate in the Career Essentials: Experiences
    • Plan to participate in SkillsUSA Signing Day
  • Complete and record three Chapter Activities
  • The CEP rubric offers specific information to help support a fair distribution of points.
    • Bronze Chapter of Distinction: 100 – 164 points
    • Silver Chapter of Distinction: 165- 239 points
    • Gold Chapter of Distinction: 240 – 300 points
What Must Our Chapter Do to Earn Level 3 Models of Excellence?

National Models of Excellence

The National Models of Excellence award is the highest honor a chapter can receive.

To earn Level 3 Models of Excellence, a chapter must:

  • Complete Level 1, Quality Award
  • Complete Level 2, Chapter of Distinction
  • Receive a Gold Chapter of Distinction award
  • Be submitted by the state director for consideration as a national Models of Excellence.  The number of submissions per state must not exceed 10 percent of all chapters in the state.  For example, if a state has 250 chapters, 25 Gold Chapter of Distinction winners would be eligible
  • For those chapters that are forwarded by the state director to the national office, a panel of judges will evaluate the Level 2 Chapter of Distinction activities based on the criteria of goals, plan of action, results, evaluation and framework
  • Level 3 Models of Excellence will be announced by April 15 so schools can prepare to attend the national conference. Eight schools will be awarded in each component of the framework (Personal, Workplace and Technical) for a total of 24 Level 3 Models of Excellence
  • Chapters will have members participate in business and industry partner interviews
  • At the conclusion of the Level 3 Models of Excellence presentations and interviews during the national conference, a single chapter in each component will be announced as the Model of Excellence
What do CEP award recipients receive?

Quality Chapter Award (Level 1)

  • Each chapter fulfilling the Quality Chapter Award (Level 1) will receive a certificate
  • Recognized at the state level

Chapter of Distinction Award (Level 2)

  • Each chapter will receive the Quality Chapter Award plus an opportunity to compete for gold, silver and bronze status
  • Silver and bronze winners will receive a certificate
  • Gold winners will receive:
    • A display banner
    • Advisor lapel pin
  • Invitation to attend the Chapter of Distinction mega prize reception at NLSC
  • Recognized at the state level

Models of Excellence Award (Level 3)

  • Each chapter will receive the Quality Chapter Award certificate, Gold Chapter of Distinction recognition items plus:
  • Large award banner
  • Award plaque
  • Invited to the Models of Excellence awards banquet during NLSC
  • Recognized during the NLSC Awards Ceremony
  • Recognition in promotional materials and best practices guide highlighting Models of Excellence award winners

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Sample Chapter Program Management Tool

Use the following text “Use this sample Chapter Activity to plan your Program of Work activities and ensure that the SkillsUSA Framework is embedded within each activity.

Download the sample Chapter Program Management Tool.

Template Chapter Program Management Tool

The blank application is available as a word document so that students can work on their project goals, action plan and evaluation prior to completing the online application. Spell check and ensure grammar is correct in the word document first, then copy and paste the contents into the online application.

Download a blank application.

Chapter of Distinction Rubric
Mini Lesson Plans
CEP Teacher's Guide
Sample Budget
Teacher Created Resources
SkillsUSA Framework Essential Element Self-Evaluation

Have each member complete the Essential Element self-evaluation to rate themselves in each of the Essential Elements.  This assessment will assist your chapter members in identifying their strengths and weaknesses allowing your chapter to create and plan the Program of Work with intentionality.

Take the Assessment

Click here to take the self-assessment. When completing the assessment include your Chapter ID number which can be found by clicking here. Assessment results will be emailed to the participant and advisor email address provided.

Receive Results

Advisors are able to receive an aggregated report of all chapter members for use in planning their chapter’s Program of Work and/or framework skill building lessons. To receive your chapter’s report, please contact SkillsUSA’s Customer Care Team at customercare@skillsusa.org.