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Unlock the Potential:
Partner with SkillsUSA Illinois for Unmatched Benefits!

In the dynamic landscape of skilled trades, the glaring skills gap poses challenges for industries seeking qualified talent. As a stakeholder in skilled trades, you're undoubtedly familiar with the impact this gap has on your industry's present and future. SkillsUSA stands proudly as the vanguard of the skilled trades, fostering a student-led collaboration between education and industry. We are dedicated to cultivating a skilled workforce by producing graduates who are not only equipped with hands-on expertise but also possess essential personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics.

Our students, shaped by the SkillsUSA Framework, go beyond mere technical proficiency. They emerge as leaders with qualities such as integrity, communication, work ethic, professionalism, teamwork, and responsibility—a combination we refer to as "The SkillsUSA Difference."

A partnership with SkillsUSA Illinois opens doors for industries to:

  • Gain direct access to a verified talent pipeline of career-ready students.

  • Influence classroom curriculum to align with current industry standards.

  • Foster brand loyalty among our substantial membership of nearly 10,000 students and teachers.

  • Enhance the perception of skilled trades, inspiring the next generation to pursue these pathways.

  • Contribute to our mission of empowering students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders, and responsible community members.

  • Make a tangible, positive impact on student lives, schools, workplaces, communities, and the nation.


Over 600 business, industry, and labor organizations actively support SkillsUSA Illinois, providing financial aid, in-kind contributions, and engaging in workforce development activities. Established in 1964, SkillsUSA Illinois is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training.


Partner with us to unlock unparalleled opportunities and shape the future of skilled trades.

Partnership Contact

Eric Hill, Executive Director

O 833.754.5545E

This guide offers an overview of the value of partnering with SkillsUSA Illinois and ways to focus your support.

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YWDF is the official foundation of SkillsUSA Illinois, working support our organization’s mission and goals.

Our Registered Apprenticeship Program offers our partners an exclusive opportunity to hire our members.

This guide offers an overview of the value of partnering with SkillsUSA Illinois and ways to focus your support.

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