Check out our article in The Courier-Journal, "SkillsUSA Event to Draw 15,000, Boost Economy."
The SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference this week in Louisville is expected to draw more than 15,000 attendees and translate into about a $14 million local economic stimulus...Click here to read more
SkillsUSA Kentucky is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure Kentucky has a skilled workforce. The organization helps each student excel. SkillsUSA Kentucky is a member of the SkillsUSA national organization serving teachers, and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations.
Programs: SkillsUSA Kentucky programs include local, regional, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual state SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Championships, approximately 1,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.
SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor and is an OSHA Alliance partner.
Students will compete in a variety of events to demonstrate their Construction Training, Construction Management and Construction Leadership skills.
KCUC is a sponsor of the annual state SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Championships. KCUC provides industry judges, supplies for the competition, and purchase outstanding prizes for first through third place winners of the Carpentry competition.