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.
ACTIVE KANSAS CHAPTERS
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