"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability." - John Wooden
Ready to become a champion? Come aboard the Roane State SkillsUSA team!
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, faculty and industry working together to ensure America has the skilled and trained workforce needed to compete globally. Not only do students gain academic experiences through their technical programs, but also gain leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. SkillsUSA 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.
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
More than 345,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA each year, organized into more than 19,000 local chapters. Combining alumni membership with active, SkillsUSA reaches over 427,000 individuals worldwide, organized into more than 54 state and territorial associations. More than 100,000 career and technical students and teachers/faculty are served in Tennessee. Students from Tennessee’s 40 community and technical colleges are training in areas such as mechatronics, health science, criminal justice, cyber security and networking, media production and many more.
Membership into Roane State’s SkillsUSA college chapter is FREE to all technical students and those seeking to develop their personal leadership skills. Students participate in various activities throughout the year including leadership training, community service and possible state and national competitions.
SkillsUSA Framework consists of the following three pillars:
SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events featuring the best in career and technical education students. The philosophy of the events is to reward students for their personal excellence and to involve industry and business partners directly to link them with their future workforce and keep training relevant to their needs.
Each school chapter is allowed one contestant/team per event to enter into Tennessee’s state competition. View the national and state contest descriptions for overviews. Tennessee’s Gold medalists are then extended the invitation to compete at the SkillsUSA National Championship competitions held in Louisville, KY in June 2020. This event is a week of activities bringing together industry and labor representatives, educators and the public to watch students to compete in leadership and hands-on skill events. This competition requires more than 1 million square feet of floor space, with more than 6,500 competitors in 105 different events. Every other year, a select few are selected to represent USA to compete on an international level in the WorldSkills Competitions.
Students and advisors are able to access the competition SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards once you have become an active member in Roane State’s SkillsUSA chapter. Contestants and advisors should check the national contest updates page frequently for the latest updates.
More than 600 business, industry and labor organizations actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions and involvement of their resources in SkillsUSA activities. Commitment by industry to the annual national SkillsUSA Championships is valued at more than $36 million.
For more information about Roane State’s SkillsUSA chapter, contact Kim Harris. For membership registration, please complete your individual form below.
Kim B. Harris • 882-4695 • Click name for email address
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