• Washburn Institute of Technology

SkillsUSA Kansas Founded: 1966

State Director: Becky Warren


The Kansas Organization: SkillsUSA serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs at our Kansas public high schools and colleges. The organization today has  74 school chapters , and serves approximately 4,000 members annually. More than 150 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA. Our members are known in their schools and communities as leaders and skilled professionals in training.


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skills workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. 


  • Coffeyville Community College
  • Cowley College
  • ​Dodge City Community College
  • Flint Hills Technical College
  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Highland Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College = CTEA
  • Kansas City Kansas Technical Center
  • Kansas City Kansas Technical Pioneer Center
  • Manhattan Area Technical College
  • Neosho Community College
  • North Central Kansas Technical College
  • ​Northwest Kansas Technical College
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Salina Area Technical College
  • Seward County Community College
  • Washburn Institute of Technology
  • Wichita Area Technical College



  • Anderson County High School 
  • Arkansas City High School
  • Blue Valley North High School
  • ​Blue Valley Northwest High School
  • Blue Valley Southwest High School
  • Blue Valley West High School
  • ​Bluestem High School
  • Center for Academic Achievement
  • Circle High School
  • Dodge City High School
  • Eisenhower High School
  • Ellinwood High School
  • Eudora High School
  • Eureka High School
  • Field Kindley High School
  • Fredonia High School
  • Garden City High School
  • Garden Plain High School
  • Horton High School
  • Hutchinson Career Technical Education Academy
  • Junction City High School
  • Labette County High School
  • Leavenworth High School
  • Manhattan High School
  • Marmaton Valley High School
  • McPherson High School
  • Meade High School
  • Mill Valley High School
  • Neodesha High School
  • Ness City High School
  • Newton High School
  • Olathe Advanced Technical Center
  • Ottawa High School
  • Paola High School
  • Parsons High School
  • Perry=Lecompton High School
  • Pittsburg High School
  • Remington High School
  • Riverton High School
  • Salina South High School
  • Shawnee Mission North West High School
  • Southeast High School
  • Tonganoxie High School
  • Turner High School
  • Valley Center High School
  • Victoria High School
  • Wabaunsee High School
  •  Wichita East High School
  • Wichita Heights High School
  • Wichita North High School
  • Wichita Northwest High School
  • Wichita South High School
  • Wichita West High School
  • Winfield High School

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 serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. 

The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.

Mission Statement: SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American Citizens.


SkillsUSA benefits students by:

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

SkillsUSA benefits teachers by:
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

SkillsUSA benefits schools by:

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

SkillsUSA benefits industry by:

Ensuring that programs meet industry needs

Providing opportunities for employment

Helping to promote specific industries

Offering a way to support local programs