• Skills


    SkillsUSA Mission:

    SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
    SkillsUSA Framework:

    SkillsUSA improves the lives of America’s future workforce through the development of personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. This framework is supported by innovative programming, quality instruction and industry partnerships focused on preparing young people with the necessary leadership, technical, communication and management skills to succeed at work and in life. There has never been a time where the purpose of SkillsUSA has been more relevant to our nation’s future economic security.

    Personal Skills

    • Integrity
    • Work Ethic
    • Professionalism
    • Responsibility
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Self-Motivation

    Workplace Skills

    • Communication
    • Decision Making
    • Teamwork
    • Multicultural Sensitivity and Awareness
    • Planning, Organizing and Management
    • Leadership

    Technical Skills Grounded in Academics

    • Computer and Technology Literacy
    • Job-Specific Skills
    • Safety and Health
    • Service Orientation
    • Professional Development

    SkillsUSA Motto:

    Preparing for leadership in the world of work.
    SkillsUSA Creed:

    I believe in the dignity of work
    I hold that society has advanced to its present culture through the use of the worker's hands and mind. I will maintain a feeling of humbleness for the knowledge and skills that I receive from professionals, and I will conduct myself with dignity in the work I do.
    I believe in the American way of life
    I know our culture is the result of freedom of action and opportunities won by the founders of our American republic, and I will uphold their ideals.
    I believe in education
    I will endeavor to make the best use of knowledge, skills and experience that I will learn in order that I may be a better worker in my chosen occupation and a better citizen in my community. To this end, I will continue my learning now and in the future.
    I believe in fair play
    I will, through honesty and fair play, respect the rights of others. I will always conduct myself in the manner of the best professionals in my occupation and treat those with whom I work as I would like to be treated.
    I believe satisfaction is achieved by good work
    I feel that compensation and personal satisfaction received for my work and services will be in proportion to my creative and productive ability.
    I believe in high moral and spiritual standards
    I will endeavor to conduct myself in such a manner as to set an example for others by living a wholesome life and by fulfilling my responsibilities as a citizen of my community.
    SkillsUSA Pledge:

    Upon my honor, I pledge:

    • To prepare myself by diligent study and ardent practice to become a worker whose services will be recognized as honorable by my employer and fellow workers.
    • To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service.
    • To honor and respect my vocation in such a way as to bring repute to myself.
    • And further, to spare no effort in upholding the ideals of SkillsUSA.