SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, instructors, and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We are a national nonprofit organization serving educators, high school, and college level students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Our educational programs, events and competitions support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.
In Iowa, we have 20+ high schools and colleges involved in SkillsUSA, serving over 500 students. With nearly 100 competitive events to choose from at the State Leadership Conference, our contests are preparing students for entry into the workforce across numerous fields. Students who place first in an event earn the right to represent Iowa by competing at the National Leadership and Skills
Conference, which hosts over 16,000 attendees. In the past, Iowa students have placed top in the nation and we need your support to continue enabling Iowa students to be successful.