Join Us + Become a Champion at Work

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Together, we help every student excel and become champions at work.

Become a Member

Building America’s Future Workforce

SkillsUSA produces the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

  • 98% high school graduation rate (current national average is 88%)

  • 87% post-secondary graduation rate (current national average is 57%)

  • 13.6 million annual members total since 1965
  • 150 state partners –– businesses, trade associations and unions
The online SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite engages students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills along every point in their educational journey. Successful completion of the program indicates students’ career-readiness competencies and demonstrates their ability to successfully contribute to their place of work.
The SkillsUSA Framework is the foundation for all SkillsUSA educational programs, resources and products. The Framework — updated in 2020 — is divided into three main components, and a total of 17 “Essential Elements” are divided among those three components. The Framework Essential Elements were developed with the direct input of over 1,000 employers. They represent the skills employers consider the most crucial for a successful hire.
Through this program, students can demonstrate their leadership and skills by mentoring younger students in elementary or middle school by facilitating SkillsUSA’s “Jump Into STEM” curriculum.

Compete head to head against your fellow SkillsUSA members for your chance to advance to the State Leadership and Skills Conference.

Join SkillsUSA

Membership enrollment begins August 1 each year. Members must be registered by February 1 in order to be eligible to compete at the regional, state, and national levels.

Complete State and National Membership

Advisors must enter all students and teachers as members in the National SkillsUSA database. Upon completion, you may generate an invoice and settle payment with the National Office in Leesburg, VA. No membership payments should be sent to the State Office.

To access SkillsUSA’s online registration system, you will be leaving SkillsUSA Florida’s main site and entering the registration site. You MUST be an advisor or professional member to use this site.

Student Membership

$16year
  • ($8.00 Nationals and $8.00 State)

Professional Membership

$28year
  • ($20.00 Nationals and $8.00 State)
  • Professional members includes access to the National Technical Standards, Jump into STEM!, and Career Essentials: Foundations.
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SkillsUSA Membership Hotline: 844-875-4557

The SkillsUSA Membership Hotline is available to answer questions about membership registration, member recruitment, chapter activities, and more! 

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Building America’s Future Workforce

  • Develop SkillsUSA Framework skills.
  • Build confidence.
  • Enhance their résumé.
  • Explore career paths.
  • Obtain scholarships and work opportunities.
  • Network with peers, teachers, mentors and industry representatives.
  • Achieve a sense of accomplishment and belonging.
  • Develop teamwork experience.
  • Practice hands-on application of skills.
  • Participate in local, state or national competitions.

Students in SkillsUSA Florida will:

  • Participate in meaningful career exploration.
  • Be part of a high-quality peer group.
  • Take advantage of internship, mentorship and employment opportunities.
  • Learn useful skills to be self-sufficient and self-supporting.
  • Discover opportunities for scholarships, grants or prizes.
  • Avoid unnecessary student loan debt.
  • Become a more highly engaged student and citizen.
  • Make education and career choices that are validated by industry.
  • Align their teaching vision with SkillsUSA programming.
  • Demonstrate their belief that every student has value and purpose.
  • Motivate all students to reach their potential.
  • Provide practical tools to ensure every student is career ready.
  • Save time by using SkillsUSA’s turnkey educational resources.
  • Receive administrator/community support for their training program.
  • Earn state and national recognition and chapter/program grants.
  • Participate in professional development and peer-to-peer networking.
  • Connect with program graduates/alumni for program support.
  • Use intentional strategy/guided instruction in Framework integration.
  • Measure student growth via SkillsUSA certifications and credentials.
  • Measure and demonstrate classroom success.

Through SkillsUSA, administrators can:

  • Provide teachers with support, professional development and recognition.
  • Gain community support for the school and programs.
  • Build positive professional connections.
  • Measure school/program success against state and national standards.
  • Demonstrate consistent and increased achievement.
  • Help students build transferable skills.
  • Provide credentialing opportunities for students and teachers.
  • Create more workforce placements.
  • Meet Perkins V and ESSA requirements.

Counselors can:

  • Identify student interest and develop career pathways.
  • Support career planning and guidance efforts.
  • Help students graduate with workplace credentials.
  • Foster workplace/work-based learning experiences.
  • Expand their knowledge of career opportunities.
  • Serve students involved in multiple career clusters via one organization.
  • Support CTE teachers more effectively.