Iowa SkillsUSA Calendar


CTE Legislative Day at capital

7am - 1pm

Iowa State Capital

Event Details


CTE Legislative Day at capital

State officers set up a display table and talk to representatives on the importance of CTE 

7am - 1pm

Iowa State Capital

2019 National Medal Winners


Sheet Metal- Andrew Mahr-  DMACC

 Marine Service Technology -  Jonathan Tomsche - Iowa Lakes C.C



  Electronics Technology - Jesse Brooker - Kirkwood C.C.


 3-D Visualization and Animation

 Team H (consisting of Caleb Brendlinger, Joel Kenkel) -DMACC

 Welding Fabrication 

 Team AA (consisting of Greg Moore, Lance Thompson, Clayton Pattavina)  - SWCC


Congratulations to the 2019 National Qualifiers

2019 Qualifiers (pdf)



 SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).  With More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 52 state and territorial associations. Combining alumni and lifetime membership, the total number impacted this year is more than 335,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 11.2 million members since its founding in 1965. 



 SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.  SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service. 




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.