What is Texas SkillsUSA?

Texas SkillsUSA is a non-profit Youth organization which facilitates Trade and Industry Education, enhances curriculum and involves all students. Students develop essential skills such as communication and teamwork. They also gain a competitive edge in the work force. Teachers benefit as well by enhancing their occupational education programs, improve attitudes in the classroom and gain local business support and participation.

Vocational-technical education, the School-to-Career initiative, and many other movements in education and training reform have searched for an elusive but key bridge-how to have an active partnership between public education and private business. SkillsUSA has been that bridge in Texas since 1948 and nationally since 1965. VICA changed its name to SkillsUSA on July 4, 1999 to meet the needs of Corporate America. SkillsUSA is a national student organization that works directly with business and industry to maintain American productivity, quality and competitiveness. There are more than 1000 Texas SkillsUSA chapters at public schools and trade/technical schools. Texas SkillsUSA serves nearly 15,500 student and professional members who are enrolled in trade, technical, industrial and health occupations programs.

Through a proven system that produces quality-trained, well-rounded, entry-level employees, Texas SkillsUSA brings together educators, administrators, corporate America, labor organizations, trade associations and government. The result is a coordinated effort that addresses America’s need for a globally competitive, educated and skilled work force.

In addition, SkillsUSA teaches the importance of developing leadership skills, positive attitudes and pride in workmanship. Texas SkillsUSA students associate schoolwork with real work. Texas SkillsUSA prepares students for employment by introducing them to corporate quality culture. Texas SkillsUSA emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, superior workmanship, quality and safety.

 

SkillsUSA Texas,

P. O. Box 1388

Mabank, TX 75147-1388

800-444-2297

903-887-7981 – FAX