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.
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.