What is SkillsUSA?
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit student organization that serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs here at Grayson Tech. It is the mission of the SkillsUSA Grayson Tech Chapter to empower its members to become outstanding citizens, students, and workers.
Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA has developed nearly 9.5 million individuals through active partnerships between employers and educators. SkillsUSA has approximately 15,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations, and serves more than 300,000 members annually. More than 16,000 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA. Our local chapter of SkillsUSA serves over a hundred students each year.
Advantages of membership include:
- Professional development
- SkillsUSA Championships
- Community service
- Employability skills
- Public relations
- Social activities
SkillsUSA offers countless opportunities for you to demonstrate your competitive edge and showcase your skills. Competitions give you the opportunity to be named SkillsUSA National or State Champion while earning recognition that looks great on a college application or résumé. You can compete at the local, regional, state and national levels in areas applicable to your Grayson Tech Program.
There is no better way to build leadership skills than to help others improve. Through SkillsUSA you can plan and implement a community service project, run for chapter office or compete in leadership development events. All of these experiences develop valuable leadership skills such as communication, decision making, group collaboration, and problem solving.
SkillsUSA members are eligible for more than $1 million total in scholarships annually at the state and national level. Give yourself an opportunity to get ahead by taking advantage of the generous support available only to SkillsUSA members.