Champions at Work
What is SkillsUSA? A place where students can showcase their skills in professions ranging from culinary arts to electronics. A place where students can build leadership skills.
Motto: Preparing for leadership in the world of work.
Pledge: Upon my honor, I pledge: To prepare myself by diligent study and ardent practice to become a worker whose services will be recognized as honorable by my employer and fellow workers. To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service. To honor and respect my vocation in such a way as to bring repute to myself. And further, to spare no effort in upholding the ideals of SkillsUSA.
Creed: I believe in the dignity of work. I hold that society has advanced to its present culture through the use of the worker's hands and mind. I will maintain a feeling of humbleness for the knowledge and skills that I receive from professionals, and I will conduct myself with dignity in the work I do.
The colors red, white, blue and gold represent the national SkillsUSA organization
Red and White represent the individual states and chapters. Blue represents the common union of the states and of the chapters. Gold represents the individual, The most important element of the organization.
Membership: More than 300,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA has served more than 9.9 million members since its founding.
Mission: SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers enrolled 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, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
Partners: Currently, 16,693 teachers and school administrators serve as professional SkillsUSA members and instructors. More than 1,100 business, industry and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.
SkillsUSA returns to Kansas City June 20-June 25, 2011 for the 47th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students.
What do we do? Hold meetings regularly Compete against other students from across the state and the nation in vocational areas of their interest Fundraisers Community Service Projects Attend leadership conferences
Lewis Central High School
Competitions are a way for the members of SkillsUSA to showcase their skills in the workforce. We can either do an individual competition or a team competition; or both.
Lewis Central High School, Council Bluffs, IA Instructors: Mr. Nickman and Mr. Vinchattle We have nineteen members in our chapter
Fall Leadership Conference Fall Fundraiser Service Learning Project Winter Fundraiser Spring Fundraiser Legislative Day ‘09 State Competitions National Competitions
Every year as a way to start off, our chapter takes a trip to the fall leadership conference. This conference helps the members of SkillsUSA improve leadership skills by taking a part of different activities that cause for one to interact with other people that attended.
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Some of the activities . . .
â€Śthis was ours.
First fundraiser of the year The School logo was designed by members on a CAD program and cut out of sheet metal The logo is spray painted on peoples driveways for fundraising for state and national competitions
Finished project - -> After all of the teamwork that was put into a weekend of painting driveways, we were all satisfied with the results and the pride to show that we are Titans.
<- - The team photograph. Giving up a weekend to do something better for everyone, something that we can be proud of is exactly what Lewis Centralâ€™s Skill USA is all about.
Second fundraiser done in the early spring to get peoples lawnmowers ready for the new season We sharpen the blades, clean the deck, change the oil and power wash the body This also helps fund our going to state and national competitions
This is where we display our talents in just about any career field State is held end of March and Nationals in the middle of June This is also what the majority of our fundraising goes towards