SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel.

A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school, college and other postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training.


SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The organization improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through SkillsUSA’s framework, which includes personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.


SkillsUSA’s vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.


2021-2022 National Numbers

  • 2021-22 total membership (including alumni and Honorary Life): 393,357
  • Student members: 313,118
  • Teacher members (SkillsUSA Professionals): 18,246
  • SkillsUSA schools: 4,263
  • SkillsUSA classrooms per year: 17,115
  • Middle school members: 3,952 (1%)
  • High school members: 297,666 (90%)
  • College/Postsecondary members: 29,746 (9%)
  • Association Locations: 50 states; Puerto Rico; U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia
  • Total cumulative members served since 1965: Over 14 million

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