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
SkillsUSA is America's proud champion of the skilled trades. Our mission is to empower students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members.
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.
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.
Where SkillsUSA Activities take place?
Social/Emotional, Career-Simulated Learning Experiences
Local, State and