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Skills USA Competition 2013

Phillips Corporation Jeffreys Division preps thousands of students in its region for this years Skills USA 2013 as they help to host competitions in both Arkansas and Alabama at Barber Motorpsorts. Winners from these two competitions will move on to the SkillsUSA Tennessee Skills Conference (College/Postsecondary) held Mon, April 22, 12am – Thu, April 25 at the Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN.

Read more About SkillsUSA 2013:

SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrateoccupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 5,600 students compete in 94 occupational and leadership skill areas.

SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System is a comprehensive tool to help students document entry-level skills as defined by industry and accepted by state education policy. Developed under a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, the Work Force Ready System features 47 industry-driven assessments.

The Professional Development Program (PDP) teaches 84 workplace skill competencies in a series of hands-on self-paced lessons.

The Career Skills Education Program (CSEP) contains 49 online lessons teaching basic employment and life skills to college/postsecondary students.

Student2Student Mentoring gives high school students a chance to mentor younger students in the area of career development.

CareerSafe is a credentialed 10-hour online training program developed in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide students with basic knowledge of safety and a credential desired in the job market.

Mission:

SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It 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.

One hundred thirty (130) trade, technical and skilled service occupational titles are represented in the curricula of SkillsUSA member students, covering the construction, manufacturing, transportation, health sciences, information technology, communications, personal services, hospitality, public safety and engineering technology industries.

Membership:

More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually. SkillsUSA’s Program of Work is delivered through almost 17,000 SkillsUSA member sections (classrooms) in more than 3,700 public schools (chapters) in all 50 states, DC and three U.S. territories. These schools are comprehensive high schools with career and technical curricula, regional career and technical education centers, and two-year colleges. SkillsUSA also has begun to develop chapters in workforce development agencies outside of traditional schools.

Combining alumni and lifetime membership, the total number impacted this year is more than 330,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 10.9 million members since its founding in 1965.

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