Skills Usa enables its members to become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Helps students develop the skills, attitudes and values that allow them stand out from other applicants in the skilled labor marketplace. Skills Usa 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.Members develop into well rounded people with technical, academic and employ ability skills that will help them get a job and have a successful career.
SkillsUSA offers many opportunities for growth through competitions. There are many competition opportunities available through SkillsUSA membership. Students can compete at the local or state level. State winners go on a national competition schedule. The SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Ky. The contests include the WorldSkills Competition, the opportunity to design the National Leadership, and Skills Conference Pin and the chance to have your photography published in SkillsUSA Champions magazine.
The Skills USA programs holds a national week of service. SkillsUSA asks all chapters to conduct and promote a community-service project. They have the "show off your skills challenge" where you get to show off your skills while competing for chapter-building grants up to $10,000. All chapters have to do is plan a community service project that showcases the skills your students are learning every day in the classroom and produce a 60-second video for social media highlighting the project and specific trade skills used.
As a member of Skills USA, all members are required to pay a membership fee. During the National Leadership and Skills Conference each year, SkillsUSA goes across the country and chooses fifteen of their peers to serve as student leaders. SkillsUSA national dues for student members are eight dollars plus state dues,which vary and change throughout. For instructors, national dues are twenty dollars plus state dues, which vary and change throughout also.