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“SkillsUSA: Champions At Work”

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  It helps each student to excel.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations. 

Mission:  SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs.  It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.  It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills.  It emphasizes total quality at work-high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work.  SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

Programs:  SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.  At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,000 students compete in 91 occupational and leadership skill areas. Check out the national website at www.skillsusa.org.

Membership:  The membership is $13 which covers local, state and national dues.  Membership is due November 1.  Membership is required to participate at state and national competitions.

You can now be included in an online community for Skills USA on the Northark Portal.  Membership in this group will allow you to access social networks, send email  and chat with other members sharing common interests.  If you would like to sign up follow this link: Skills USA Group

Meetings:  Weekly meetings are held on Fridays 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in Room N111.  For more information contact David Zirkle, Advisor, 870-391-3163 or e-mail dzirkle@northark.edu

SkillsUSA Pledge
Upon my honor, I pledge:

  • To prepare myself by diligent study and ardent practice to become a worker whose services will be recognized as honorable by my employer and fellow workers.
  • To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service.
  • To honor and respect my vocation in such a way as to bring repute to myself.
  • And further, to spare no effort in upholding the ideals of SkillsUSA