Why SkillsUSA Kansas?

SkillsUSA Kansas

SkillsUSA serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs at our Kansas public middle schools, high schools and colleges. The Kansas organization today has  74 school chapters , and serves over 3,500 members annually. More than 270 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA Kansas. Our members are known in their schools and communities as leaders and skilled professionals in training.
Founded
1966
State Director
Becky Warren

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 372,655 students and instructors in 2019-2020. 

 

The organization serves 4,658 schools in 50 States plus Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. In 2019-2020, 20,598 instructors and administrators were professional members of SkillsUSA.

The SkillsUSA Benefits

Students

  • Teaching teamwork and leadership

  • Reinforcing employability skills

  • Offering a national contest program

  • Providing ways to serve the local community

  • Offering $1 million in scholarships annually

  • Helping students meet potential employers

Teachers

  • Enhancing the technical curriculum

  • Helping improve class attitudes

  • Giving students a way to test their skills

  • Providing avenues for local industry support

  • Helping showcase training programs

  • Gaining greater administrator support

  • Providing opportunities to network

Schools

  • Showcasing the school to the community

  • Helping instructors meet educational standards

  • Improving the quality of training programs

  • Providing opportunities for recognition

  • Helping to produce more qualified graduates

  • Assisting with recruitment and enrollments

Industry

  • Ensuring that programs meet industry needs

  • Providing opportunities for employment

  • Helping to promote specific industries

  • Offering a way to support local programs

Volunteer

  • Showcasing the school to the community

  • Helping instructors meet educational standards

  • Improving the quality of training programs

  • Providing opportunities for recognition

  • Helping to produce more qualified graduates

  • Assisting with recruitment and enrollments

Alumni

  • Everyone is welcome to join the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association!

  • Whether you are a graduating senior, a former member from years ago, an instructor, a school administrator, a parent or a business and industry partner, there will always be a role for you in SkillsUSA.

Board of Directors

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900 SW Jackson Street | Suite 653

Topeka, KS 66612

bwarren@ksde.org

Tel: 620-820-9367

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