SkillsUSA serves more than 360,000 students and instructors annually and answers the call of American industry by helping to produce better-prepared employees for the technical workforce. The organization has 6,322 school chapters with over 25,000 training programs in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 20,000 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.
Dues and Deadlines
SkillsUSA national dues are $8 plus state dues, which vary. For instructors, national dues are $20 plus state dues, which vary. The national membership deadline is March 1 of each year, but many state deadlines fall earlier. You can download state dues and deadlines here.
Upon request, we are glad to mail a SkillsUSA Membership Kit to help you involve staff or students. To request a kit, call 800-355-8422.
To start a new SkillsUSA chapter, you simply need to get permission from your administration, present the opportunity to students and then enroll your members. Your official charter will be presented at a later date by your state association (usually at a state conference).
Once enrolled, your chapter can run various SkillsUSA activities and enter our regional, state or national competitions. You can run community service and a variety of other activities using our national Program of Work. We do not mandate how you run the local program. However, each student must be registered as a member before competing in our state or national competitions.