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. Winners advance through district and state competition, and the best of the best make it to the national event. Students benefit no matter how they place in their contests. They test their skills, frequently make job contacts, and have a chance for recognition. District, state, and national winners receive gold, silver, and bronze medallions, scholarships, tools, and other awards. The national SkillsUSA Championships event occupies floor space equivalent to 16 football fields of space, with nearly 1,500 judges and with 6,000 competitors in 100 different events. Business and Industry contribute more than $36 million in equipment, supplies, and personnel to support the SkillsUSA Championships, which is considered the largest single-day commitment of corporate volunteerism in America. Every other year, a select few are chosen to compete on an international level in the WorldSkills Competition and yes, Texas has had international competitors.
The official regulations for the national events are published in the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards free to download to anyone with a Professional membership. National contest descriptions are on the national web page, www.skillsusa.org. Texas Regulations, free to download from the state website, www.skillsusatx.org, includes the guidelines Texas Only competitions.
SkillsUSA Texas offers competitions in the following categories:
- Job Exhibits
- Skilled and Technical
- Leadership Development
- Occupationally Related
- Technical Information Assessments (State Conference Only)
- Middle School
To look up scores from previous competitions click here. You will need the contestant’s number and birthdate to access the scorecard for that student.
The National Career Clusters® Framework provides a vital structure for organizing and delivering quality career and technical education (CTE) programs through learning and comprehensive programs of study. In total, there are 16 Career Clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework, representing more than 79 Career Pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career. The current SkillsUSA Championships national career competitions are listed under each Cluster heading.In addition to the 16 Career Clusters established for CTE training programs, SkillsUSA has established an additional Leadership Competition Cluster where related skills are demonstrated in a competitive setting. These 24 leadership competitions are open solely to SkillsUSA members, regardless of their training program area. Therefore, these leadership competitions are not listed in any of the national Career Cluster frameworks associated with a comprehensive program area of study.
For a by-cluster National Contest List click HERE.
There will be additional competition options found in the Texas Regulations for contests that are eligible at district and state only.
2024 Contest Season Updates
A comprehensive Contest List By Cluster for Texas in 2024 can be found HERE updated 11/10/23
Be sure to check for National updates to contests here: https://www.skillsusa.org/competitions/skillsusa-championships/competition-updates/