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.
The purpose of this component is to encourage students to develop essential knowledge and competencies for specific job success.
Exploration of career pathways
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
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
The purpose of this component is to encourage students to develop essential values, personality traits, and personal characteristics that contribute to success in life.
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)
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*
The purpose of this component is to encourage students to develop essential attitudes and abilities for success in the workplace.
Development of chapter budgets
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
Committee structure to plan and organize chapter activities
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.