Champions at Work!

This category is provided to give advisors additional resources to expand their students' education and experience associated with the SkillsUSA Organization. If you don't see something here that you would like to have, please feel free to contact the Minnesota State Director here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Program of Work

The heart of SkillsUSA is the program of work or what your chapter is going to do. It is the activities and projects—the plan of action—that your chapter will carry out during the school year.

The national Program of Work (POW) sets the pace for SkillsUSA nationwide. The expectation is that each chapter will carry out this program of work. All of the SkillsUSA programs are in some way related to the following six major goals.

Six Major Goals

Career Essentials

In today’s world, it’s not enough for students to have just technical skills. If they want to advance their career potential and compete in today’s job market, they need to stand out, be distinct and be a step ahead. That’s a tall order. How can you ensure students are career-ready? Here’s how.

The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite engages students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills along every point in their educational journey, whether it be middle-school, high-school, college/postsecondary including the adult learner. The curriculum generates high levels of student engagement and is built on evidence-based outcomes that support the industry-validated Career-Ready Assessment.

Chapter Excellence Program

The Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) is the single best way to build a successful SkillsUSA chapter!