Fall Leadership Connection 2020
SkillsUSA is planning a low cost virtual Fall Leadership Conference in conjunction with five other NJ CTSOs on November 16-19. The content from the numerous workshops and presentations will be archived for many months so that students have total flexibility in how and when they participate. In other words, although there will be content released daily from November 16-19, registered students will ultimately have access to the entire conference platform any time after November 16. They do not have to log in at any specific time of the day. Registration details and a full conference agenda is available by contacting
'STATE OFFICER ELECTIONS
Candidates for the 2020-2021 State Officer Team will be presenting their speeches during the Nov. Fall Leadership Conference in hopes of becoming a state officer. Interested candidates are encouraged to complete the State Officer Candidate Package located in the DOWNLOADS tab.
Act soon- the deadline to apply is Oct. 30.
The SkillsUSA Framework illustrates how students fulfill the mission of the organization “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”
Why it Works:
Empowers every student to achieve career success
Delivers a skill set demanded by business and industry but lacking in many employees today
Ensures that every student member receives a consistent and specific skill set
SkillsUSA Fact Sheet
Overview: SkilllsUSA is a partnership of students, leaders and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excell. SkillsUSA 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. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).
Membership: 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.
Mission: SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications 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.
Partners: In 2013, 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.
Programs: SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate
occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,600 students compete in 94 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a "successful model of employer-driven youth development training program" by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System is a comprehensive tool to help students document entry-level skills as defined by industry and accepted by state education policy. Developed under a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, the Work Force Ready System features 47 industry-driven assessments.
SkillsUSA New Jersey
SkillsUSA New Jersey
(908) 526-8900 ext: 7231
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
SkillsUSA New Jersey
PO Box 6350
14 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
FAX: (908) 704-0784