August 23, 2014


SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than a quarter million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

SkillsUSA prepares America’s high performance workers, providing quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. Participation builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills, emphasizing total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.

SkillsUSA programs include local, state, and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual SkillsUSA Championships, thousands of high school and college students compete in 73 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.