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SkillsUSA Framework

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.


More than 372,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA each year, organized within more than 19,000 local classrooms at 4,658 schools in 53 state and territorial associations. In 2019-20, 20,598 teachers served as professional members and SkillsUSA advisors. Combining alumni membership, the total number reached last year was 434,141. SkillsUSA has served 13.6 million members since its founding in 1965.


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.


SkillsUSA produces the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

Total Participant Plan

Scott Regional Technology Center has made a commitment to SkillsUSA to integrate Career Essentials: Experiences, Career Essentials: Assessments, and/or educational resources into your classroom.