SkillsUSA Membership Kit

The Blueprint for a Successful Year in SkillsUSA


Since 1965, SkillsUSA’s unwavering commitment to improving the quality of our nation’s skilled workforce has made us an integral part of career and technical education. SkillsUSA is the largest organization in the U.S. when it comes to serving students preparing for careers in the skilled trades, and our SkillsUSA Framework prepares students to succeed in both career and life. That success isn’t possible, however, without our dedicated advisors.

SkillsUSA advisors change lives every single day, and it’s crucial they feel supported in their work to organize and manage their SkillsUSA chapters. Our annual SkillsUSA Membership Kit is one of the ways we provide that support. Whether you’re interested in knowing more about SkillsUSA or thinking of starting or expanding a chapter, the Membership Kit will provide all the information you need.

Downloadable Kits

Click the images below related to your program level (middle school, high school or college/postsecondary). From there, you’ll be presented with the contents of your membership kit, including a comprehensive membership guide, quick-start guides, posters and more. Download the entire kit as one .zip file or download individual items separately.

Let’s get started.

For more information on joining SkillsUSA as a student or professional member (and why you should), visit the “Join” section of our site.

As a special membership incentive, instructors who register at least 15 student members in one technical program plus one or more professionals by Nov. 15 will receive a FREE SkillsUSA resource.

Dues and Deadlines

Please make sure to submit SkillsUSA membership prior to state deadlines. Many SkillsUSA state associations have membership deadlines in January and February. These deadlines determine eligibility to run for office, serve as a voting delegate or compete at the district, state or national levels.

SkillsUSA’s official membership year runs from Aug. 1 through July 31. SkillsUSA national dues for student members are $8 plus state dues, which vary. For instructors, national dues are $20 plus state dues, which vary. Find all information on state dues and more in our 2023-24 Dues and Deadlines document.

Updates to the dues and deadline document are posted every Friday. Please check back often for possible changes. Reach out to your state director or visit your state association website for current information.

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