Your Journey to

Career Success!

SkillsUSA Texas, Secondary Division​

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

SkillsUSA Texas is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel in leadership skills, technical and engineering skills, STEM, and occupationally related skills in 12 of the cluster areas. All students in Career and Technical Education programs are eligible for membership.

SkillsUSA, Champions at Work

SkillsUSA has approximately 18,000 school chapters in 53 state and territorial associations and serves more than 400,000 members annually. More than 18,000 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA. Our members are known in their schools and communities as leaders and skilled professionals in training.  In Texas, we have a membership of over 22,000 students and 1,500 advisors and administrators.

We Are Here
To Help You
Career Success

Your SkillsUSA Texas State Office is here for you, whether you have questions about membership, chapter management, district information, invoicing, billing, registration or contests, we are here to support your chapters. Call the State Office toll free: 800-444-2297

Need Help with Your Chapter or Registering Members? Call the SkillsUSA Membership Hotline Toll Free: 844-875-4557. Hotline operators are ready to answer your questions on how to start a new chapter, engage chapter members and strengthen an existing chapter. 

SkillsUSA is leading the way in America's Skilled Workforce.

SkillsUSA serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs in our nation’s public high schools and colleges. SkillsUSA complements technical skill training with instruction that is co-curricular and integral to CTE programs making a well- rounded worker and citizen. Founded in 1965, the organization has served more than 12.2million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators. SkillsUSA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and state departments of education and is cited in federal legislation as an integral part of the career and technical curriculum.

annual members total since 1965
national partners, businesses, trade associations and unions
National Medals Winners in Texas since 2004
classrooms conducting SkillsUSA training nationwide

Student Benefits

  • Teaching teamwork and leadership
  • Reinforcing employability skills
  • Offering a state and national contest program
  • Providing ways to serve the local community
  • Offering $1 million in scholarships annually
  • Helping students meet potential employers

Advisor Benefits

  • Enhancing curriculum
  • Real-world engagement
  • Technical performance gauge
  • Providing avenues for local industry support
  • Showcase training programs
  • Gaining greater administrator support
  • Providing opportunities to network

School Benefits

  • Showcasing the school to the community
  • Helping instructors meet educational standards
  • Improving the quality of training programs
  • Providing opportunities for recognition
  • Helping to produce more qualified graduates
  • Assisting with recruitment and enrollments

Industry Benefits

  • Ensuring that programs meet industry needs
  • Providing opportunities for employment
  • Helping to promote specific industries
  • Participating in advisory boards
  • Shrinking the Skills Gap

SkillsUSA Championships

The SkillsUSA Championships brings together industry and labor representatives, educators, and the public to watch students compete in leadership and hands-on skill events for a full day. The SkillsUSA Championships begin at the local level with contests in classrooms nationwide.

Meet your 2021-2022 SkillsUSA Texas State Officer Team!

Latest News and Information

2022-23 National Officer Program Guide and Application

2022-23 National Officer Program Guide and Application

We are excited to share that the 2022-23 National Officer Program Guide and Application are now live on the national SkillsUSA Website. All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2022 at 6 p.m. ET. As a reminder, here are the additional requirements that potential national officer candidates must have before applying for national office: Verification…

January Town Hall Meeting

Join us Thurs Jan 6th at 5:30pm for our next town hall meeting. Click here to register

December Town Hall Meeting

Watch the December Town Hall here  
SkillsUSA Texas would like to introduce Mr. Jake Lopez as the new incoming Executive Director.

SkillsUSA Texas would like to introduce Mr. Jake Lopez as the new incoming Executive Director.

Jake is a native Texan and earned his Master’s in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He comes to SkillsUSA Texas with more than 25 years of experience in education, including over 10 years dedicated to CTE and STEM. Prior to joining SkillsUSA Texas, Jake led and oversaw the…