SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
SkillsUSA offers local, state and national opportunities for students to learn and practice personal, workplace and technical skills. These three components comprise the SkillsUSA Framework, a blueprint for career readiness.
Local chapters construct an annual program of work, and many students participate in regional, state, and national competitions. At the SkillsUSA Florida Championships, more than 1,500 students compete in 110 skills and leadership competitions each April. Gold medalist advance to the National Championships in June. These competitions help establish industry standards for job skill training and entry-level workers.
SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training.