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.
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 331,000 students and instructors annually. This includes 19,019 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 393,000. SkillsUSA has served nearly 14 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.
The SkillsUSA Framework Supports a Balanced Program
The SkillsUSA Framework illustrates how students fulfill the mission of the organization “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”
What it does
- 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 mastery
- 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
Why it works
- Empowers every student to achieve career success
- Delivers a skill set demanded by business and industry but lacking in many employees today
- Ensures that every student member receives a consistent and specific skill set
Assistant Professor Arlendra Zenon-Montegue, M. Ed.
Care and Development of Young Children Program Director
I have been affiliated with Skills USA for 14 years as an advisor and the Chapter Advisor for the college for the past five years. I am the Director of the Care and Development of Young Children's program at the Sullivan campus. I have been at Northshore going on for 15 years. I come to work every day eager to teach my students. Skills USA benefits the students to grow and develop workplace personality and technical skills grounded in academics. Students gain access to exclusive scholarship opportunities. In addition, they earn recognition through the SkillsUSA state and National career competition program.
" It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the flight in the dog." All my students are Champion.
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