NACC Chapter sponsor: Kelly Black
What is SkillsUSA?
A national non profit organization serving more than 280,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
National website: www.skillsusa.org
Alabama website: www.alskillsusa.org/
NACC email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See NACC Chapter news: Students Compete and Win in National SkillsUSA
Where is it?
In high schools and college/technical schools. SkillsUSA has more than a quarter million student members annually, organized into 13,000 chapters and 54 state and territorial associations (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands).
What's the point of it all?
SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work
attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.
Who is involved?
Approximately 14,612 teachers and school administrators serve as professional SkillsUSA members and instructors. More than 1,000 corporations, trade associations and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA on a national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,600 students compete in 80 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.
NACC Student Involvement:
All students involved in a technical program are invited to participate in the SkillsUSA: Computer Science, Nursing, EMS, Drafting, Child Care Development, Criminal Justice, and Electronic Technology.
Membership fee is $25.00 year ($5.00 discount for Fall enrollment). Students may join at any time. Officers are elected in the Fall. Members will participate in food drives, fundraisers, and local, state, & national competitions in the students' field of study. Members of SkillsUSA are sought after by employers for their experience, training, and leadership qualities. Participation in SkillsUSA will enhance your resume and give employers insight into your valuable talents.