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” by providing a common language for students to articulate what they gain from SkillsUSA, assessing student skill development, and creating a vision for SkillsUSA programs to ensure quality student-led experiences.
The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite engages students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills along every point in their educational journey, whether it be middle-school, high school, college/postsecondary including the adult learner. The curriculum generates high levels of student engagement and is built on evidence-based outcomes that support the industry-validated Career-Ready Assessment.
Jump into STEM! lessons provide opportunities to engage first- to third-grade students and middle-school students in STEM-related activities. Jump into STEM! provides an opportunity for SkillsUSA members to engage middle-school students and create an open door to recruitment for high-school career and technical education (CTE) programs. Recruit students into your program with engaging, hands-on learning provided by current SkillsUSA members.
CEP recognizes achievement as it relates to the integration of the SkillsUSA Framework in chapter program of work activities. As a chapter’s yearly action plan, the program of work is at the heart of student learning and employability development. By using the Framework as a guide, chapters have a blueprint for creating relevant activities that encourage participation and foster an understanding of student learning attained during each activity.
Through this training, students learn to recognize potential safety and health hazards pertaining to all 16 national career clusters that can prepare students for college or a career pathway.