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.


2018 NLSC Minnesota Contestants by school

National Leadership & Skills Conference

June 25-29, 2018 – Louisville, KY



On behalf of the Minnesota SkillsUSA Executive Board, we want to wish Jennifer Polz well on her retirement!  As a board, we want to assure everyone that during this transition period we will be working with our National Director, Timothy Lawrence, in August to move through this process as smoothly as possible.  We will keep everyone informed as things develop and value any input you may have.  We also want to make sure our database is up-to-date so if you are no longer involved with SkillsUSA, please respond to this email.

Please direct any future questions or correspondence to executive.director@mnskillsusa.org.

Thank you for your continued support of Minnesota SkillsUSA and our students!

Minnesota SkillsUSA Executive Board


2018 State Conference Press Release and Results

[4/8/2018] The SkillsUSA state championships were recently held in Bloomington, MN, and took place on March 27-28, 2018. The annual SkillsUSA conference was a showcase of career and technical education students where more than 600 outstanding career and technical education students from around the statecompeted in 60 hands-on state contests in different trade, technical and leadership fields.


2018 Updates for Minnesota Competitors attending the
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

The Following Contests have UPDATES for the upcoming National Contest in Louisville, KY in June.  

Please read the LINKED DOCUMENTS that align with your student's contests and additional documents that are attached.  I have downloaded all documents to make it easier for you to locate these items as you help your student prepare for the National Leadership and Skills Conference. These items will be added to our Minnesota Website.

New updates for June 22 have been posted.


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