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SkillsUSA Framework

The SkillsUSA Framework creates an opportunity for intentional skill development as it relates to the chapter’s program of work.

Creating activities that correlate to the framework should seamlessly integrate into your chapter program of work. These activities should reflect student interests and be suitable for students at all levels within your program. The following are a few ideas to illustrate how simple this process can be.

SkillsUSA Framework

Technical Skills

The purpose of this component is to encourage students to develop essential knowledge and competencies for specific job success.

  • Exploration of career pathways
  • Career tours
  • Use of technical skills in championships
  • In-class skills demonstrations
  • Service projects (Organizational needs of your local Good Will or Meals on Wheels or Auto Service Saturday)
  • Management of a concession stand or school store
  • Job shadowing
  • Hosting an industry professional guest speaker to discuss planning and managing your career path
  • Workshop about the technical skills learned in class for elementary or middle school students
  • Administration of a service based upon a technical trade area to single parents or military service personnel
  • Software update workshop
  • New technology or workplace trends demonstration by an industry professional
  • Chapter member serving on CTE advisory board and reporting back to chapter
  • Interaction with a local continuing care community to teach patrons how to use the internet and social media
  • Customer service training
  • Safety demonstration for school during National Safety Week
Personal Skills

The purpose of this component is to encourage students to develop essential values, personality traits, and personal characteristics that contribute to success in life.

  • Leadership conferences
  • Public speaking experiences
  • Team and individual leadership competitions
  • Volunteerism – Presidential Volunteer Service Award
  • State and national skills conferences
  • Personal wellness and image campaign
  • A student-to-student middle school mentor program
  • Personality and strengths assessments (True Colors, Gallup StrengthsFinder)
  • Social activities
  • Resolute: Ethics at Work workshop for students on campus*
  • Teacher and administration appreciation breakfast
  • New member welcome and orientation event
  • Beginning of the year open house
  • Local delegate training for state conference
  • Officer-led Quotes to Results workshop at chapter meeting and using Results to Honor Cards for building self-esteem in chapter members*
Workplace Skills

The purpose of this component is to encourage students to develop essential attitudes and abilities for success in the workplace.

  • Development of chapter budgets
  • Guest speakers
  • Career day
  • Chapter officer leadership retreats
  • Member entrepreneurship programs
  • Cultural awareness and diversity programs Business appreciation and recognition
  • Mock interviews and resume writing workshop
  • Team-building activities day for other campus organizations
  • Middle school orientation
  • Board of education presentation
  • Dress for success workshop or fashion show
  • Fundraising
  • Officer induction
  • End-of-the-year banquet
  • Committee structure to plan and organize chapter activities