SkillsUSA Framework

The SkillsUSA Framework defines the mission of the organization – empowering members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. 

L.E.A.D. 2021

L.E.A.D. is a two-day employability skill development conference that helps members activate their career and leadership potential through hands-on, high-energy and motivational programming.

L.E.A.D. is also for career and technical education professionals, offering development around the best practices of career readiness instruction and this year will focus on work-based learning initiatives.

SkillsUSA Illinois

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. 

10,000+ Members

Outstanding Career & Technical Education Students

130 Occupational Programs

Representing Every Career Pathway

600+ Business & Industry Partners

Setting Education and Employability Standards

Executive Updates

Executive Update December 2021

SkillsUSA Illinois is hiring!
Regional Meeting Recap
Work-Based Learning in Action
Plan Now for SkillsUSA Week 2022

Executive Update October 2021

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Year!
Registered Apprenticeship Program
L.E.A.D. 2021
Illinois Recognized for Organizational Leadership

Executive Update: January 2020

Resources to Help Chapters
L.E.A.D. 2019
Advisor Honored for Teaching Excellence
Thank You To Our Partners

Executive Update: October 2019

Welcome to the New Year!

Tune Up Tuesdays

SkillsUSA IL Recognized

ADC 2019 Recap

Executive Update: July 2019

Illinois Brings Home Medals

Students Achieve Excellence

Another Year of Growth

ADC 2019

Executive Update: May 2019

Get Ready for NLSC

Certified Teacher Training

National Signing Day

SLSC 2019 Recap

Executive Update: March 2019

SkillsUSA Signing Day
SLSC Brand Challenge Winner
SLSC 2019
SQC 2019 Recap

Executive Update: December 2018

Happy Holidays
State Qualifying Events Information
L.E.A.D. 2018 Recap
CEP Application Information
SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences

Executive Update: November 2018

SLSC Discount
SLSC Brand Challenge
New Faces in Illinois
ADC 2018 Recap

Executive Update: September 2018

SkillsUSA Meets with Gov. Rauner
Career Essentials Credential
L.E.A.D. 2018

Career Essentials: Experiences

SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences is the next generation of employability skill-building curricula developed for today’s students.


The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation.