Programs: SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,000 students compete in 96 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Advisor Training Modules
Several advisor training modules were developed to help build succesful SkillsUSA chapters.
All advisors are welcome to use the training modules anytime, anywhere to learn how to develop a strong SkillsUSA chapter.
The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System is a comprehensive tool to help students document entry-level skills as defined by industry and accepted by state education policy. Developed under a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, the Work Force Ready System will feature 46 industry-driven assessments. [www.workforcereadysyste.org]
The Professional Development Program (PDP) teaches 84 workplace skill competencies in a series of hands-on self-paced lessons.
The Career Skills Education Program (CSEP) contains 49 online lessons teaching basic employment and life skills to college/postsecondary students.
Student2Student Mentoring gives high school students a chance to mentor younger students in the area of career development.
CareerSafe is a credentialed 10-hour online training program developed in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide students with basic knowledge of safety and a credential desired in the job market.
In cooperation with Technology Students of America, SkillsUSA offers leadership and competitive events through Engineering Alliance to middle school and high school pre-engineering programs.