Why SkillsUSA?

Current annual membership (including alumni): 434,141

Associations in all 50 states plus three territories.

Total student and teacher membership for 2019-20 school year: 372,655

Student members: 352,047

Professional members (SkillsUSA instructors and administrators): 20,598

Schools with SkillsUSA chapters: 4,658

SkillsUSA classrooms (technical programs): 19,260

Mission

SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

 

The mission statement explains why SkillsUSA exists, sharing the ultimate goal for the organization of preparing career-ready students who will excel at work, succeed in life and become assets to their communities. It is critical to ensure each member understands his or her value and purpose while being connected to the in-demand careers that can foster economic security for a lifetime.

SkillsUSA Framework

The SkillsUSA Framework defines
the mission of the organization.

The mission of developing career-ready students is defined through the SkillsUSA Framework. It is comprised of three components: Personal, Workplace and Technical Skills Grounded in Academics. Within those components are 17 Essential Elements (skills) that every member should possess for career success.

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Where SkillsUSA Activities take place?

Classroom

 

Framework Integration

 

Employability Skills
Development

 

Industry Set
Technical Standards

Chapter

 

Community Engagement

 

Social/Emotional, Career-Simulated Learning Experiences

 

Local, State and
National Recognition

Workplace

 

Work-based Learning

 

Hands-on, Practical
Learning Opportunities

 

DOL Registered
Apprenticeship Program