Champions at Work:

Connecting You to Career Success

Preparing for leadership in the world of work

Stay connected by liking our new Facebook page! There are lots of pictures from the current year and previous years and updates about state and nationals conferences. CLICK HERE to find the page.

We have also recently started an Instagram! Show your support and like the skillsusaak Instagram page.

January 19-21 2017

Your State officers are meeting for three intense days of planning for the best state conference for every student.

Social Media 

Mike Rowe himself talks about SkillsUSA and the skills gap.

Fifty years ago, 200 students, teachers and administrators held a conference at a hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

In founding the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, their goal was to establish a nationwide organization to represent trade and industrial education and to serve student needs.

Now, SkillsUSA changes lives every day. Students discover and grow their career passions and appreciate their own self-worth through the work and dedication of instructors, administrators, association directors, industry partners and alumni.

We continue to reach toward the founders’ vision, but — bottom line — our core purpose is the same: to help instructors reach and engage their students so their students will succeed.

SkillsUSA is privileged to serve students, schools, colleges and industry, and the most inspiring instructors and administrators in American education.

Currently there are:

  • 54 state and territorial associations
  • More than 11.6 million members since 1965
  • 600+ national partners –– businesses, trade associations and unions
  • 17,500+ classrooms conducting SkillsUSA training nationwide
  • 1,000s of community service activities each year
  • 1/4 of U.S. occupational areas covered by SkillsUSA curriculum — that’s 130 job categories

The history of Skills USA

What is SkillsUSA?

SkillsUSA is 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.



Say hello to the birth of a new site! Please tell your fellow skills member to look no farther than for your skills needs. Also check out our Facebook page SkillsUSA Alaska.

October 14 2017

Jordyn Baker will be attending World Skills in Abu Dhabi to compete in Commercial Baking.



State Conference at the Hilton, Anchorage, AK. March 23 - March 25, 2017.

National Conference has been moved to Louisville Kentucky. The dates will be June 20th thru June 24th 2017.

Looking to take your skills to the next level? Win your state event and qualify for Nationals. There are thousands of employers looking for leaders in their respective fields.

That could be you!


SkillsUSA is creating opportunity for future workers to gain the skills for then, now. Year round all students strive to improve themselves in their chapters. 

Come to state and watch what students have mastered year round! Skills pave a path for your career.



Looking for a way to improve your future? Join SkillsUSA! Through SkillsUSA you can win competition in all skill sets from Automobile Diesel to Photography. 


To start a new SkillsUSA chapter, you simply need to get permission from your administration, present the opportunity to students and then enroll your members. Your official charter will be presented at a later date by your state association (usually at a state conference.) Once enrolled, your chapter can run various SkillsUSA activities and enter our regional, state or national competitions. You can run community service and a variety of other activities using our national Program of Work. We do not mandate how you run the local program. However, each student must be registered as a member before competing in our state or national competitions. To learn the basics of running 
​a chapter, go to:


There are leaders, and then there's everyone else. In SkillsUSA, we take immense pride in driving our students forward, focusing on efficiency, quality, skill, application, leadership, and safety.

No one ever complained about hiring the best.