A partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
SkillsUSA improves the quality of America's skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.
Nationally, SkillsUSA served 393,000 students and instructors in 2022-2023.
The organization serves 17,000 classrooms in 50 states plus Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. More than 19,000 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.
Since 1965 SkillsUSA has served 14 million members.
The SkillsUSA Advantage
A 2023 report from the Student Research Foundation shows that SkillsUSA members consistently outperform their peers not enrolled in a career and technical student organization (CTSO) in seven essential areas:
1. Earning a license or certification related to their field of study
2. Meeting potential employers
3. Being excited about their chosen career
4. Gaining work experience as a student
5. Understanding the work environment
6. Being excited about school
7. Connecting school to the real world
Among the 27,000 high school students surveyed, this “SkillsUSA Advantage” holds true regardless of gender, race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status. SkillsUSA students also report greater access to expanded opportunities and dramatically improved career-readiness skills.
Full SkillsUSA Advantage Report:
Condensed two-page report: