Welcome To SkillsUSA Idaho
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. As 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.
Mission Statement: SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.
Current SkillsUSA Idaho Events
State Leadership and Skills Conference 2023
Registration Now Open!
- Registration Fee: $55 per person (includes t-shirt and Pin)
- Champions Night at Wahooz: $25 each (optional)
Join SkillsUSA chapter members from across Idaho in a challenging and fun two-day competition and leadership development experience! Gold medalists from each contest will qualify to represent Idaho at the 2023 National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, GA!
For more information, including schedule, fees, contest locations and more – please visit our State Leadership and Skills Conference Page!
2023-2024 State Officer Applications are Open
Are you interested in applying to be a SkillsUSA State Officer? Now is your chance!
Apply today for the 2023-2024 State Officer team and grow your leadership skills!
SkillsUSA National Conference 2022
June 19-23, 2023
SkillsUSA heads to Atlanta, GA. for the annual National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students.
Before the conference officially begins, experiences for students and advisors include Leverage, Activate and Engage. Intense and rewarding, these three events cover individual, group and interactive leadership training.
On Tuesday, the Opening Ceremony is the first official conference event.
Delegate sessions for middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students are conducted by the national officers. The sessions provide a platform to conduct the organization’s official business, elect student leaders and recognize state association voting delegates.
For our educators, advisors and administrators, we are offering two professional development events: Academy of Excellence and SkillsUSA University. They will be held Tuesday – Thursday during the week of NLSC. You can learn more here.
SkillsUSA TECHSPO is located on the competition floor. Look to network with and learn from SkillsUSA’s sponsors and exhibitors.
The SkillsUSA Championships are held on Wednesday and Thursday. In 2022, nearly 5,200 outstanding career and technical education students –– all state contest winners –– competed hands-on in 108 different trade, technical and leadership career competitions. We expect even more competitors in 2023. Competitors work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by industry. Leadership contestants will demonstrate skills including extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedure.
The week caps off with the Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Friday evening.
SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute
SkillsUSA offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on professionalism, communication and leadership skills. This training is held in Washington, D.C., and allows members the opportunity to share their SkillsUSA and career and technical experiences with elected officials.
WLTI activities will include:
- Congressional visits
- Tours of Washington D.C., including monuments
- Laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns
- Evening activities.
Registration Dates: TBD
Registration Fee: $500 per person – applies to all SkillsUSA members, advisors, and chaperones. Includes activities, local transportation, training materials, conference notebook, some meals.
Register Here: register.skillsusa.org
To view the full conference registration guide, which includes hotel information, schedule, and required pre-work, please visit the National SkillsUSA Website