Educational Overview

Background

BUSINESSES NEED
SKILLED TALENT

STUDENTS NEED
A BETTER PATH

SKILLED TRADE WORKERS:

#1

Hardest
Jobs to Fill

MAJOR
EMPLOYERS:

68%

say a high skilled, flexible workforce is key to their success in the next 3-5 years

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

17%

Did Not
Graduate

HIGH SCHOOL
DROP-OUTS: 

81%

Wanted More
“Real-World” Learning

SkillsUSA Mission

World-Class Workers

LEADERS

RESPONSIBLE AMERICAN CITIZENS

SkillsUSA Facts

400,000

Members

4,000

Schools &
Colleges

50

States

130

Occupational
Programs

4,000

Schools

SkillsUSA’s Goal

Career
Readiness

How SkillsUSA Works

CAREER READINESS

DEFINING

IMPLEMENTING

MEASURING

SkillsUSA Framework

Delivering a skill set demanded by business and industry but lacking in many employees today, the SkillsUSA Framework set the standard for what students need to be career ready.

Technical Standards

The SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards are set by business and industry defining the necessary technical skills needed in each area to be job ready day one. The standards also include the embedded academic skills in math, English and science.

Career Essentials: Experiences 

SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences is the next generation of employability skill-building curricula developed for today’s students. SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences is everything you need for your students to be career-ready.
The most important skills were the hardest to teach – until now!

SkillsUSA Championships

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. The Championships reward students for excellence, involve industry in directly evaluating performance, and provide training relevant to employers’ needs.

Career Essentials: Assessments

Developed by industry experts and designed to meet the needs of education and industry, SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Assessments provides a path to other professional certi­fications and pave the way ahead for our future workforce.