WHAT IS SKILLSUSA?
SkillsUSA is a professional organization that is designed to be run by students, for their own growth and benefit.
SkillsUSA members develop into well-rounded people with technical, academic and employability skills that will help them get a job and have a successful career. Through chapter meetings, contests, leadership conferences and activities, students will be building these skills. Each chapter chooses, plans and conducts its own activities.
Programs include state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,000 students compete in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas. These events showcase the best career and technical education students in the nation. In 2016, Louisiana postsecondary students won two gold and two bronze medals at the national competition.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
SkillsUSA activities develop positive attitudes, build self-esteem and empower students to excel.
GET A HEAD START
Members get a head start in developing valuable professional skills such as communications, interpersonal abilities, time management, teamwork and more.
BECOME WORK READY
Because SkillsUSA works hand-in-hand with business and industry, students get the skills employers want.
SkillsUSA National Championship 2017
In June, 28 students from Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges competed in the annual SkillsUSA Post-secondary National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky and received 5 medals – including 3 gold medals.
The competition occurred from June 19 to June 23 and included representatives from Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Delgado Community College, Louisiana Delta Community College, Northshore Technical Community College, Northwest Louisiana Technical College, Nunez Community College, SOWELA Technical Community College, and South Central Louisiana Technical College.
Interested in joining SkillsUSA?
To join SkillsUSA, please contact your instructor or your SkillsUSA Chapter Advisor.
SkillsUSA Chapter Advisors
Baton Rouge Community College
Bossier Parish Community College
Jim Boyter, Resource Coordinator
Central Louisiana Community Technical College
Delgado Community College
Lyle “Chris” McDonald
Fletcher Technical Community College
Northshore Technical Community College
Arlendra Zenon, Instructor
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Alena Harris, Instructor, Business Office Technology
Nunez Community College
Dr. Klaus Heyer, Professor, Natural History
Cell (504) 638-6583
River Parishes Community College
John Sluder, Program Coordinator
225-675-5397 Ext 227
South Central Louisiana Technical College
985-380-2957 Ext 318
South Louisiana Community College
Rebecca Cernich, Asst. Dean of Workforce
SOWELA Technical Community College
Volume 4, January 31, 2017 Membership Status Currently, 113 students and Advisors have joined as SkillsUSA members. An additional 67 are in the process of registering. For those who are new to the membership process, remember that registration is not complete...
SkillsUSA “Student Advisors” A “Student Advisor” is an instructor or administrator acting on the behalf of their own SkillsUSA student members or even for students in other courses. Depending on local policy, the Student Advisor may be responsible for SkillsUSA...