Texas SkillsUSA is a non-profit youth organization which facilitates Trade and Industry Education, enhances curriculum and involves all students. By participating, students develop essential skills such as:
- Time management
- Interpersonal skills
In addition, SkillsUSA teaches the importance of developing leadership skills, positive attitudes and pride in workmanship. Texas SkillsUSA students associate schoolwork with real work. It prepares students for employment by introducing them to corporate quality culture, emphasizing respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, superior workmanship, quality and safety. SkillsUSA experiences and skill development provide students the opportunity to gain a competitive edge in the workforce as well as improve self-esteem and establish a sense of accomplishment.
SkillsUSA is a national student organization that works directly with business and industry to maintain American productivity, quality and competitiveness. There are more than 1,000 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.