SkillsUSA is a national student organization serving students enrolled in career and technical education training programs at our nation’s public high schools and colleges. SkillUSA’s mission is to help its members become world-class workers and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA has approximately 15,000 school chapters in 54 states and territorial associations, and serves more than 300,000 members annually. Our members are known in their schools and communities as leaders and skilled professionals in training.
Nationally, SkillsUSA enjoys support from more than 1,000 corporations, businesses, associations and labor unions.
SkillsUSA benefits students by:
- Teaching teamwork and leadership
- Reinforcing employability skills
- Offering a national contest program
- Providing ways to serve the local community
- Offering $1 million in scholarships annually
- Helping students meet potential employers
The Skills USA Championships brings together industry and labor representatives, educators and the public to watch students compete in leadership and hands-on skill events for a full day. The SkillsUSA championships begin at the local level with contests in classrooms nationwide. Winner advance through district, regional and state competition, and only the best make it to the national event. For more information about SkillsUSA, contact Barbara McCauley, 941-255-7500 x179.