SkillsUSA Overview

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 and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service (including health) occupations. SkillsUSA serves teachers, high school and college students providing 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.

SkillsUSA offers local, state and national opportunities for students can to learn and practice personal, workplace and technical skills. These three components comprise the SkillsUSA Framework, a blueprint for career readiness. Local chapters conduct a full program of work and many students also attend a district or state conference. At the SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,500 students compete in more than 100 occupational and leadership skill areas each June. These national technical competitions help establish industry standards for job skill training and entry-level workers. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training. For more information visit or

UGHS SkillsUSA chapter focuses on community service, social activities and competitions. Any student enrolled in a career and technical class can join SkillsUSA.

SkillsUSA Local, State and National Events

To view more information on any of the activities below, click on the link and you will be directed to the SkillsUSA Georgia or SkillsUSA national website page for each activity.

Union Grove SkillsUSA Social Media and Videos

SkillsUSA State and National Social Media and Videos