2019-2020 Theme - Champions at Work-Im Ready

The 2019-2020 National Theme:


The SkillsUSA competition theme is used throughout the year as the topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech, and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions at local , state and national levels.

The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme, "SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, I'm Ready," addresses the SkillsUSA program of work in the area of professional development.

The SkillsUSA 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 throughout the development of Framework skills that include personal , workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

SkillsUSA serves more than 335,000 students and instructors annually. This includes 19,500 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 395,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 12.5 million annual members cumulatively since 1965.

Over the course of the last decade, SkillsUSA Idaho alone has served roughly 24,000 post-secondary and secondary students at steadily increasing rate. Because SkillsUSA Idaho works hand-in-hand with business and industry, students get the skills that Idaho employers want and need.

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SkillsUSA Week


February 2-8, 2020

SkillsUSA Week is celebrated the second week of February each year.

SkillsUSA Week gives state associations, advisors and student members the opportunity to promote SkillsUSA programs and activities at the local and state levels.

During the week, members can also help raise awareness of SkillsUSA. This can be accomplished through field trips to local businesses, an open house for parents or industry partners, a visit to local community organizations to make a brief presentation about SkillsUSA, or providing news releases and public service announcements to local media outlets for possible distribution.

Involvement in activities such as these brings positive recognition to SkillsUSA, and to local schools and their students. Also, it underscores the importance of SkillsUSA’s purposes and mission, which is to help prepare America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs.

SkillsUSA Week T-shirt Design Contest


Submission Deadline is September 27, 2019

SkillsUSA is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest that is open to all dues-paying student members of the organization. The winning design will become the official T-shirt for SkillsUSA Week 2020 and will be produced by the SkillsUSA Store!

One design will be selected. All designs submitted should be appropriate for use on a RED T-shirt. All entries must be submitted to SkillsUSA exactly as directed in the rules below, and all entries become the property of SkillsUSA once submitted. Only one entry/design per SkillsUSA member is permitted.

Download the 2020 SkillsUSA Week T-shirt Contest Rules

Meet the SkillsUSA Idaho Team!


Chet Andes

Chet Andes

Trades & Industry Program Quality Manager

Sean Courtright

Sean Courtright

Career & Technical Student Organization Manager for SkillsUSA Idaho

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Stephany Garcia

Administrative Support  & State Officer Coordinator for SkillsUSA Idaho