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Training & Certifications

SkillsUSA Career Essentials Teacher Certification

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The Career Essentials Teacher Certification allows you to mentor and teach the SkillsUSA Career Essentials Certifications to your student members. The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite engages students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills along every point in their educational journey, whether it be middle-school, high-school, college/postsecondary including the adult learner. The curriculum generates high levels of student engagement and is built on evidence-based outcomes that support the industry-validated Career-Ready Assessment. 

Video Introduction HERE.

SkillsUSA Engage Advisor Training


Engage is annual professional development training provided by SkillsUSA at the National Leadership and Skills Conference. The topics change from year to year, allowing for advisors to continually find new ways to improve their impace on their students. Filled with fun activities, prizes, and amazing ideas, this training never disappoints.

Academy of Excellence in CTE and SkillsUSA

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This amazing opportunity was added in June 2021 and occurs at the National Leadership and Skills Conference. There are multiple areas of focus, including chapter management, Career Essentials teacher certificaiton, CTE program planning, classroom management, new advisors tools and more! Class times allow for advisors to attend multiple training sessions and up their game!

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Transition to Teaching

This amazing training was added in June 2021 and occurs at the National Leadership and Skills Conference. The Academy of Excellence is the inaugural Transition to Teaching conference. Valued at $3,000, this conference provides teachers who do not have formal teacher preparatory training with an intensive experience to learn about lesson planning and the management of classrooms, laboratories and SkillsUSA chapters. These sessions are perfect for new advisors and new CTE teachers.

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SkillsUSA offers tons of different professional development opportunities that will help all advisors in the development of themselves, their students, and their chapters. Take the time to explore all of those options today!


Washington Leadership Training Institute

SkillsUSA offers a great experience for advisors attending WLTI in Washington, D.C. With activities and lessons that give you a taste of other available training opportunities and SkillsUSA Framework driven sessions, everyone is able to find something that they can take back to their chapters and their classrooms.

View the Promo Video for WLTI HERE!

SkillsUSA is always putting out new training and development opportunities. All advisors should check out those options on Absorb and the SkillsUSA national website. As opportunities that seem important to our SkillsUSA South Carolina advisors are announced, we will post them here.

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