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What is SkillsUSA?

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.


Total Members in FY21-22


Represented Career Clusters


Integrated Classrooms

The SkillsUSA Framework

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  • Provides a common language for students to articulate what they gain from SkillsUSA participation to employers, school administrators, parents and other students


  • Assesses student skill development along a learning continuum of awareness, demonstration and master


  • Creates a vision for SkillsUSA programs at the local, state and national levels to ensure quality student-led experiences that build skills in all members

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