SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. As an approved CTSO for Applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing in Iowa, SkillsUSA serves an an integral component of high-quality CTE.
More than 370,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 19,000 sections and 53 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA has served more than 13.6 million members since its founding in 1965.
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.
More than 16,000 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and advisors. More than 600 business, industry and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.