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About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service (including health) occupations.

SkillsUSA serves more than 331,000 students and instructors annually. This includes 19,019 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 393,000. SkillsUSA has served 13.6 million annual members cumulatively since 1965 and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven workforce development.

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SkillsUSA is America's proud champion of the skilled trades. Our MISSION is to EMPOWER students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members.

South Carolina

SkillsUSA South Carolina is a state association of SkillsUSA. We proudly serve the palmetto state by supporting and upholding the ideals of SkillsUSA. This includes supporting Career and Technical Education and the differing career clusters offered across our great state. 

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Career Clusters


Food & Natural Resources

Architecture & Construction

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Business Management & Administration

Education & Training

Finance, Government & Public Administration

Health Science

Hospitality & Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security



Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Trasportation, Distribution & Logistics

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The SkillsUSA Emblem

The shield represents patriotism

The gear represents the industrial society

The torch represents knowledge

The orbital circles represent technology

The hands represent the individual

To learn more about SkillsUSA, to include the meaning of the colors, our motto, creed, and our pledge, check our history HERE.

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