Welcome to SkillsUSA Minnesota

SkillsUSA Mission Statement:

To help its student members become world-class workers and responsible American citizens.


SkillsUSA Minnesota is part of a national organization that serves over a quarter million student members annually, organized into more than 14,700 chapters and 54 state and territorial associations (including Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands). The Minnesota Association has offered leadership opportunities to over 200,000 student members since 1967, with a current annual membership of over 3,000. There are chapters in 29 technical colleges and 50 high schools or cooperative centers, with potential to serve many more. SkillsUSA is governed by a Board of Directors, elected from teachers that advise local chapters, and representing both the high school and college divisions and industry representatives. All programs are offered as integral to the curriculum.


Welcome back! Become a Champion!

Welcome back to another school year and another opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives. As you kick off the school year, I encourage each advisor to take a look at the SkillsUSA membership kits and the lesson plan activities set up to introduce and engage students. SkillsUSA Minnesota serves more than 2,500 students, instructors and alumni annually and answers the call of American industry by helping to produce better - prepared employees for the technical workforce. Minnesota has 202 chapters located across the state. The first Advisor Update of the year is always a big one, lots of good stuff to tell you about, so I have broken this into four sections along with few important notes up front:

  • The SkillsUSA Framework
  • Membership Guidelines
  • Announcements
  • Fall 2015
  • 2015 - 2016 Calendar of Events


Minnesota Members Honored at NLSC in Louisville, Kentucky

SkillsUSA Honors State Director, “Ms. Jen” Polz with it’s Highest Award

Jen Polz - Life Membership Award

Louisville, KY. – Jennifer Polz, SkillsUSA Minnesota’s State Director was recognized as a National Honorary Life Member of SkillsUSA on stage before a crowd of 16,000 during the opening ceremony of the 51st Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 25.  This is SkillsUSA’s highest recognition award, given for outstanding service that advances the purposes and goals of the national organization.


Todd Huxford, Honored as Region IV SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year

T. Huxford Region IV Award

Louisville, KY. – Todd Huxford, a heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration instructor at South Central College in North Mankato, MN, was recognized on stage as Region IV Advisor of the Year, during the opening ceremony of the 51st Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 25.   Huxford qualified for the regional award after being named the Minnesota State Advisor of the Year in 2014.

Huxford has been a SkillsUSA advisor for 25 years. Before becoming an instructor at the school, he participated in the HVACR program as a student and SkillsUSA member. Huxford credits SkillsUSA with giving him the skills to become successful. Now, he helps provide those skills to others. Huxford only had a handful of students to work with when he first became an advisor. Today, his chapter is flourishing with full campus affiliation membership.


America's Highly Skilled Work Force
Meets in Louisville, Kentucky


SkillsUSA came to Louisville, June 22-26, 2015 for its 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. Quality career and technical education will be the centerpiece of the conference. More than 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from more than 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions will participate in the event. A special highlighted event was the annual SkillsUSA Championships June 24 and 25 with 100 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. The Minnesota Delegation of over 185 students, advisors, voting delegates and national education team members were on hand for the weeklong event.

Download Press Release .PDF


Contest Scores Available

Contest Scores
The detailed score reports for competitors have been uploaded and are available now.

Note: To retrieve scores you need the contestant number and birthday of the competitor.

If you have a question or concern about the score itself, please contact Dave Worden at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The scores can be retrieved here: www.skillsusa-register.org/rpts/EventScoreDetails.aspx

Download Minnesota Medalists .PDF

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