Preparing for Leadership in the World of Work
SkillsUSA is the first professional organization that students will belong to. SkillsUSA is designed to expose students to professionals in their chosen field or trade and offers opportunities for students to compete in local and state competitions. If students are successful in winning a Gold Medal at the state level they then go on to represent our school and New Jersey on the National level.
SkillsUSA serves students preparing for technical, skilled and service occupations careers, including health occupations, by developing their occupational, academic and employability skills, including leadership. To do this, the organization has established goals and developed programs that consider the unique needs of students whose skill and motivation are essential to success.
Mission Statement: SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.
SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.
The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations.
More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.
Picataway Vocational Technial School Skills USA division competed with 12 students last year and networked with hundreds of local buesniess for potential jobs. We were successful in bringing home a bronze medal in the Action Skills competition. This year we plan on returning to the Skills USA competition to bring home gold!!! Listen to the morning announcements for meeting information or contact Mr. Housel, in room F155, or Chef Povinelli X 2227