Skills USA Sponsor Chad Hall
Mission Statement: SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student to excel. Skills USA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. Skill USA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America). Skills USA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level Skills USA Championships, nearly 6,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.