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SkillsUSA
Champions at
Work
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SkillsUSA
• Preparing students for
career opportunities
through CTSO
involvement
• The Challenge
• The Facts
• The Solution
Framework – What is SkillsUSA?
• Founded in 1965
• SkillsUSA is a not-for-profit national
association
• More than 300,000 member students and
educators partnering with business and
industry to ensure that America has a wellprepared skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA’s Vision
•SkillsUSA is recognized as the organization that
empowers students to become global leaders of
America’s skilled workforce, ready for continuous
career success.
•Our partner network benefits all members as well
as educators and industry.
•Every eligible student is involved and every life we
touch is improved.
Challenge Facing America
•Technicians and skilled trade workers are two of the top three jobs
employers are having trouble filling globally. (Manpower Group,
Talent Shortage Survey Results, 2011)
•Middle-skill jobs (those jobs that generally require some significant
education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s
degree) will account for about 45 percent of all job openings projected
through 2014. (BLS, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011
Edition)
Facts
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One quarter of America’s workforce – that’s 31 million people – are
employed in one of the 130 occupational titles served by SkillsUSA.
[Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures. Total workforce is 124
million]
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Students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs have a
higher-than-average high school graduation rate. The average high
school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is
90% compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of
74.9%. [U.S. Department of Education. “Concentrator = three or more
classes”]
Facts
In the 2011-12 academic year, SkillsUSA’s membership was
composed of
• 255,331 high school students
• 12,736 professionals (educators) from the High School Division
• 34,995 College/Postsecondary students
• 2,903 professionals (educators) from the C/PS Division
• 27,641 registered Alumni
• 287,443 total students
• 15,639 total professionals
• 330,703 TOTAL MEMBERS (including registered Alumni)
Facts
Student Demographics 2011-12
Gender
• 57% male
• 43% female
Ethnicity
• 64% White
• 18% Hispanic/Latino
• 14% Black
• 1% American Indian
• 1% Asian
• 2% Other
Division
89% Secondary
11% Postsecondary
SkillsUSA has at least a thousand member students in 14
of the 16 Career Clusters defined by the State Directors
of Career and Technical Education, including
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62,000 in Construction trades curricula
24,000 in Communications Technology
22,000 in Health sciences
16,000 in Hospitality & tourism
27.000 in Human services
13,000 in Information Technology
13,000 in Public safety
14,000 in Manufacturing
11,000 in STEM
49,000 in Transportation technologies
The Solution – SkillsUSA Mission
SkillsUSA
empowers its
members to
become world-class
workers, leaders
and responsible
American citizens.
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Why SkillsUSA?
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What does research say?
In a November 2012 survey of SkillsUSA advisors,
• 77% believed that involvement with SkillsUSA
made them a better teacher.
• 74% believed that engagement with SkillsUSA
had a positive effect on the academic
performance of most of their students.
• 88% believed that their program advisory
committees had influenced their classroom/lab
curriculum.
WHAT MAKES A SkillsUSA STUDENT UNIQUE?
Extremely Valuable Employees Who:
• Rely on intelligence, imagination and skills
• Identify and solve complex problems that are not
well defined
• Stay in school – impacting future retention
• Use creativity to reach practical outcomes
• Are crucial to the profitability and success of the
organization
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THE SkillsUSA EXPERIENCE
National Research Shows Career and Technical
Education has a direct impact on a number of important
psychosocial and behavioral characteristics of youth:
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Belief in their abilities
Engagement
Attendance
Aspirations
Achievement
Transition to post secondary education
Training and employability
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Integration of SkillsUSA Into Pathways
• Integrate SkillsUSA activities into ongoing classroom activities
and lessons.
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Integrate SkillsUSA employability activities using the
Professional Development Program.
• Prepare students for competition in the SkillsUSA
Championships through study and practice.
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Three Levels to Creating Success
Technical Skills
Work-based Skills
Personal Skills
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 workhigh ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long
education, pride in the dignity of work and promotes
involvement in community service.
SkillsUSA benefits students by:
• Teaching teamwork and leadership
• Reinforcing employability skills
• Nationally recognized contest program
• Providing ways to serve the local community
• Offering over 1 million in scholarships
• Helping students meet potential employees
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SkillsUSA benefits teachers by:
• Enhancing the technical curriculum
• Helping improve class attitudes
• Giving students a way to test their skills
• Providing avenues for local industry support
• Helping to showcase CTE pathways
• Gaining greater administrative support
• Providing opportunities to network
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SkillsUSA benefits schools by:
• Showcase the school to the community
• Helping teachers meet educational standards
• Improving the quality for CTE pathways
• Providing opportunities for recognition
• Helping to produce more qualified graduates
• Assisting with recruitment and enrollments
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Membership
More than 330,000 students and
instructors join SkillsUSA annually.
SkillsUSA has served more than 10.6
million students since 1965.
Membership runs from Sept. 1st - August 31st
Use Your Resources to Get Started
• SkillsUSA web site provides
tools and resources to establish
a chapter and engage students
members
• http://www.skillsusa-register.org
• Free on-line training modules
• http://www.skillsusa.org/educators
/change2.shtml
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Getting Started:
• Meet with School Administrator and request
permission to start a chapter
• Request Membership Kit from state or
national office
• Identify other teachers to help lead the
chapter
• Gain support and involve students from
other programs
• Involve Industry Advisory Committees
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Membership Recruitment
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Students Take Ownership
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Program of Work
• An active Chapter builds membership and allows
students to grow!
• Students lead – Advisor facilitates
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7 Major Goals of Program of Work
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Professional Development
Community Service
Employment
Ways and Means
SkillsUSA Championships
Public Relations
Social Activities
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