Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges


SkillsUSA is a national organization of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America maintains a skilled workforce.

Postsecondary students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, can benefit from programs and experiences leading to job readiness.

Students also have the opportunity to compete in state and national competitions where they demonstrate occupational and leadership skills and win valuable prizes. Members develop technical, academic and work readiness skills that help them jumpstart a successful career. Through chapter meetings, competition, and leadership conferences, students build the skill set to succeed.



SkillsUSA activities develop positive attitudes, build self-esteem and empower students to excel.


Members get a head start in developing valuable professional skills such as communications, interpersonal abilities, time management, teamwork and more.


Because SkillsUSA works hand-in-hand with business and industry, students get the skills employers want.

SkillsUSA State Championship 2017

In April, two-year college students competed in the 34th annual SkillsUSA Louisiana Post-secondary State Championships hosted by Northwest Louisiana Technical College and Bossier Parish Community College. Participants competed in 37 skill areas.

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?

Skillswatch Newsletter

Skillswatch September 2017

Membership Fees Paid by LCTCS – Enroll Now Once again the LCTCS System Office will pay the enrollment fee for all the Advisors that join and for the first 1,000 students that enroll as SkillsUSA members.  When you “join now” on the registration site, enter P.O. #...

Skillswatch August 2017

2017-2018 Begins This is the first issue of the 2017-18 Skillswatch Newsletter.  Skillswatch issues will provide vital information to Instructors, Chapter Advisors, and College Administrators regarding SkillsUSA activities.  If you have not been involved with...

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Carly Dartez

Carly Dartez

State Director for SkillsUSA - Louisiana Postsecondary



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