SkillsUSA is a nonprofit association that helps career and technical education students follow their passions to their ultimate careers. As a nationwide partnership of education and industry, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps every student excel. The nationwide career and technical education student organization serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students and instructors each year in trade, technical and skilled service occupation instructional programs.
SkillsUSA Maryland boasts a statewide membership of 5,100 students. These young men and women have started training for their chosen career paths in high school. Future plans often include earning post-secondary credits, degrees and/or certifications at two and four-year colleges, technical schools and apprenticeship programs.
Technical skills complemented by leadership and employability skills training make SkillsUSA students career-ready, productive and promotable.
The SkillsUSA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.