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 (including health) occupations.
Mission Statement: SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.
SkillsUSA serves more than 372,655 students and instructors annually. This includes 20,598 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 434,000. SkillsUSA has served 13.6 million annual members cumulatively since 1965 and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven workforce development.
Fall Leadership Training 2021
Four Dutchess BOCES students CTI students attended the New York State SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Training conference in Albany in November 2021.
During the event, they learned about parliamentary procedure, broke into groups for team-building exercises, toured the state capitol and networked with other SkillsUSA officers. Read more in the December 2021 Spotlight.
For more information:
Video/Multi-Media Teacher & SkillsUSA Advisor
Communication Technology Academy
5 BOCES Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601