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Find out the what/when/where of all the happenings in the SkillsUSA Calendar. 

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The SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association’s mission is to help promote SkillsUSA in terms of time, talent and financial resources at all levels – local, district, state and national.

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SkillsUSA Web Resources

Our web resources for advisors and students support active participation
And the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills.

SkillsUSA Headlines

Read the latest news from SkillsUSA.

Get your SkillsUSA Week T-shirt!

We’re already gearing up for SkillsUSA Week 2020! SkillsUSA member Courtney Hand, a junior at Cumberland County Technical Education Center in Vineland, NJ, submitted the winning design that will be[…]

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Seeking Talented Singers to Open Conference

SkillsUSA is seeking talented student or adult performers to sing the national anthem at the Opening Ceremony for the 2020 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Audition videos can be submitted[…]

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Who’s Ready for a New T-Shirt?

The SkillsUSA Store has a new T-shirt with this year’s theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, I’m Ready.” Don’t miss an opportunity to purchase a 2019-2020 themed T-shirt! To place an[…]

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SkillsUSA Students Build Bunk Beds for Fire Victims at the Rose Bowl

Over 300 SkillsUSA students from across Los Angeles gathered at Rose Bowl Stadium on Oct. 8 for the Generation T Bunk Build. The group worked with industry partners to build[…]

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SkillsUSA Framework

The SkillsUSA Framework illustrates how students fulfill the mission of the organization “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”


Work Ethic


Decision Making
Multicultural Sensitivity and Awareness
Planning, Organizing and Management


Computer and Technology      Literacy
Job-Specific Skills
Safety and Health
Service Orientation
Professional Development

About SkillsUSA 

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.

SkillsUSA Champions magazine

This issue is devoted to SkillsUSA champions and their fun and fulfilling careers.

Fall 2019, Volume 54, No. 1

WorldSkills USA

Direct from Kazan, Russia, it’s SkillsUSA’s best-prepared team ever. See how it paid off. Read the full story.

Best of the Best

Who won gold at this year’s SkillsUSA Championships? It’s quite an impressive list, spanning 103 national competition. Read the full story

They’ve Got 2020 (Leadership) Vision

Meet the team of students who will help lead SkillsUSA into a new decade. Plus: Helping make others’ dreams a reality.Read the full story.

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A Good Read:
Advisor of the Year

Jason McCuish’s students couldn’t find a children’s book on technical training, so they published one themselves. Read the full story.

Coded for Success

Two future engineers share what awakened their potential. Read the full story.

Career Essentials

SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite resources engage students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills along every point in their educational journey whether it be middle-school, high-school or college/postsecondary.


The Career Essentials: Foundations curriculum is sourced in the SkillsUSA Framework and contributes, along with a multitude of other resources, to defining career readiness.


SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences is the next generation of employability skill-building curricula developed for today’s students.


The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite provides assessments for career and technical education that are supported and developed by industry, education and policy leaders.


Learn more about SkillsUSA Career Essentials.


SkillsUSA National Calendar

SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends

The SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association’s mission is to help promote SkillsUSA in terms of time, talent and financial resources at all levels – local, district, state and national.

SkillsUSA Fall Conferences

Photos from fall conferences all over the U.S.

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