SkillsUSASkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps each student excel. It is a national non-profit organization serving teachers, high school, and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled services occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA was formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA).
SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high-performance quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication 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.There are more than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations.
Combining alumni and lifetime membership, the total number impacted this year is more than 330,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 10.5 million members since its founding in 1965.
SkillsUSA currently has more than 15,500 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and advisors. More than 1,100 business, industry, and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the 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. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 4,600 students compete in 80 occupational and leadership skill areas. Read more about SkillsUSA at www.skillsusa.orgFor more information about SkillsUSA at Waynesville Career Center, e-mail Mike Clutts or Tim Wallace or call WCC at 573-842-2500.
Students interested in joining SkillsUSA, should fill out this registration form.