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Who is eligible?

Any high school or postsecondary student enrolled in a school that has an active SkillsUSA MN chapter is eligible for membership. Students do not have to be enrolled in a Career and Technology Education (CTE) course, but would simply have to affiliate themselves with the school’s established chapter. If your school does not have an active chapter, contact a teacher or administrator about the possibility of bringing SkillsUSA to your school!

Professional members, including advisors/educators, lead the local school chapter, and assist students in reaching his/her/their leadership and technical skill potential. The advisor organizes chapter meetings, assists with chapter fundraising, and ensures students are prepared for state and national competitions. Please remember any student in your school is eligible for membership even if he/she/they are not enrolled in a career/technology program. All member students are eligible to participate in any of the leadership contests, but are required to be enrolled in a career/technology program to be eligible for skills competitions.

How to join


Students wishing to become a member of SkillsUSA should contact the designated school chapter advisor. All members agree to abide by the rules and regulations set up by the local school chapter, as well as any regulations set by the state or national association.

Membership dues are paid to the national office on an annual basis and must submit their membership online at Membership dues must be paid by March 1 of the current year for students to be eligible to participate in the State and National Leadership and Skills Conferences.

2023-2024 Membership Dues

  • Students: $14 ($8 National + $6 State)
  • Professional/Advisor: $26 ($20 National + $6 State)

Interested in beginning a chapter

Here are the basic steps to follow to start a new chapter:

  • Connect with our Customer Care Team so that they can assist in getting your new chapter started. Reach out toll free at 844-875-4557 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Team members will be able to send you a New Chapter Kit and ensure that all of your questions are answered.
  • Meet with your school administrator to request permission to start a new program and to gain support for the SkillsUSA chapter.
  • Contact your state office and request to be placed on the state mailing list. Find out about any upcoming activities or deadlines. If you are starting a new chapter, complete an application for charter.
  • Identify one or more possible SkillsUSA leaders (technical instructors, a career counselor or another interested person within the school) to help with the new chapter.
  • Gain support from other faculty members if you plan to involve students from other training programs.
  • Explain SkillsUSA to the Industry Advisory Council that supports your program, and ask for its support and involvement as the chapter develops by serving as guest speakers, contest judges, etc.


Our Membership Schools for 2023-2024

Alexandria Technical & Community College

Andover High School

Anoka Senior High School

Anoka STEP

Anoka Tech College

Austin High School

Bloomington Transition Center

Cambridge High School

Central Lakes College - Brainerd

Central Lakes College - Staples

Century College

Comfrey Public School

Cooper High School - Robbinsdale

Dakota County Area Learning School

Dakota County Technical College

Denfeld High School

Duluth East High School

Dunwoody College of Technology

Faribault High School

Foley High School

Hennepin Technical College

Henning Public Schools

Lake Superior College

Marshall Senior High School

Mesabi Range College - Eveleth

Minneapolis Community & Technical College - Minneapolis

Minnesota State College - Southeast Tech

Minnesota State Community & Technical College - Detroit Lakes

Minnesota State Community & Technical College - Moorhead

Minnesota State Community & Technical College - Wadena

Minnesota Virtual Academy

Minnesota West - Jackson Campus

Moorhead Senior High School

Mounds View High School

NE Metro Career & Technical Center - ISD 916

Pequot Lakes High School

Pine Tech College

Red Wing High School

Ridgewater College - Hutchinson

Ridgewater College - Willmar

Riverland Community College - Albert Lea

Riverland Community College - Austin

Roosevelt High School

Roseau High School

Rosemount High School

Saint Cloud Technical and Community College

Saint Paul College

Sebeka High School

Shakopee High School

South Central College - Mankato

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District ISD 288

Stillwater Area High School

Wayzata High School

White Bear Lake Area Schools

Wright Tech Center