SkillsUSA Wyoming

SkillsUSA Wyoming State Leadership Conference 2017 - April 24-26, 2017

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
Preparing America's Skilled Workforce

The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme, SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, addresses the SkillsUSA national program of work in the area of professional development.

Within this topic, contestants might illustrate or discuss any of the following:

  • How is SkillsUSA an integral part of your career and technical education program so that it ensures you are prepared for America's skilled workforce?
  • How has your involvement in SkillsUSA made you a more sought-after employee than your peers who aren't members?
  • If a potential employer asked you which specific skills gained from SkillsUSA have made you better prepared for America's workforce, what would you say?
  • If asked to create a member recruitment campaign around the fact that SkillsUSA is preparing America's skilled workforce, what would be your key points?
  • Why is the SkillsUSA Framework of developing personal, workplace and technical skills central to the concept of preparing America's skilled workforce?
  • Why is ensuring that the United States has a skilled workforce important for the global economy?
  • What are the ramifications if the United States does not have a skilled workforce?
  • In the next 10 years, what skills are needed to fill the job-market skills gap, and how do SkillsUSA members ensure they are prepared through their SkillsUSA involvement?
  • How has your involvement in SkillsUSA ensured that you will be prepared to enter America's skilled workforce?
  • What elements of SkillsUSA ensure that members are prepared to enter America's skilled workforce?
  • What specific skill development is helping you fulfill the mission of SkillsUSA: to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens?
  • Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the personal skills needed to be prepared when entering the workforce? Program examples may include those that improve the following: integrity, self-motivation, work ethic, professionalism and responsibility.
  • Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the workplace skills needed to be prepared when entering the workforce? Program examples may include those that improve the following skills: communication, decision making, teamwork, cultural sensitivity and leadership.
  • Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the technical skills needed to be prepared when entering the workforce? Program examples may include those that improve the following skills: technical literacy, job-specific tasks, service to the community, ongoing professional development and an awareness of safety and health issues.

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