SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, nearly 6,500 students compete in 106 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Student2Student Mentoring gives high school students a chance to mentor younger students in the area of career development.
CareerSafe is a credentialed 10-hour online training program developed in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide students with basic knowledge of safety and a credential desired in the job market.
Following are additional skill-building programs and assessments:
SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Foundations (Career Readiness Curriculum) http://www.careeressentials.org/foundations/
SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Experiences (Professional Development Program (PDP) http://www.careeressentials.org/experiences/
Assessments (Skill Connect Assessments, SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Assessments) http://www.careeressentials.org/assessments/assessment-areas/
Personal Leadership Inventory http://www.skillsusa.org/programs/personal-leadership-inventory/