ABOUT: Skills USA is a national organization that focuses on career and technical education and development, and prepares a student for today's workforce. Students learn employability skills, teamwork, communication, decision making, safety & health, work ethics, professionalism, responsibility, adaptability & flexibility, and self motivation.
There are over 300,000 members across the country, who compete in their vocational area, at the Regional, State and National level.
Here at Dunedin High, students in Cosmetology, Architecture, Construction, and Robotics are allowed to join and become members. Not all students compete, but can actively participate in fundraisers to help fund events and contests.
All contests are held second semester. This year Regionals are at Marchman Technical College on February 19, 2018.
State contest is the end of April in Pensacola for a week. Nationals are held in June in Louisville, Kentucky. The World championships are held this year in Abu Dhabi in October.
Secondary (high school) and post-secondary students compete in over 150 different skills and leadership contests.
Our students practice in their industrial / vocational classes. Membership is open until the end of October. At that time I will know who all will be in the club, and officers will be elected.
SCHEDULE: Meetings held throughout the year as needed.