Educational Institutions

SkillsUSA, Inc.

  • Leesburg, VA
  • www.skillsusa.org

Mission Statement

Mission
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America's skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

Partners
In 2015, more than 18,000 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and advisors. More than 600 business, industry and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.

Programs
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,000 students compete in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill 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.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. SkillsUSA Championships
  3. Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI)
  4. National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)
  5. Teacher and student training
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

SkillsUSA maintains a state office in each state and two U.S. territories.

ruling year

1966

Principal Officer since 2001

Self-reported

Mr. Timothy Lawrence

Keywords

Self-reported

career and technical education, vocational, technical, employability, training, championships, workforce development, skilled, education, career, association, leadership

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EIN

52-0812433

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Vocational Technical (B30)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure that America has a well-prepared skilled workforce.  SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

SkillsUSA serves 250,000 student members and 15,000 professional members (teachers/administrators). Its primary programs impart leadership and employability skills to student members, conduct community service programs at the chapter level, and produce a progression of industry-managed leadership and hands-on occupational skills competitions that culminate in the national SkillsUSA Championships.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

SkillsUSA Championships

Ninety-four (94) leadership and occupational skills competitions for 5,800 SkillsUSA student state winners designed, managed and judged by 1,600 volunteer representatives from SkillsUSA's business and industry partners.  The SkillsUSA Championships is the preeminent showcase of public Career and Technical Education in the U.S.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$978,332.00

Program 3

Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI)

Four days of capstone leadership training for selected SkillsUSA student leaders and advisors on  advocacy for SkillsUSA and for Career and Technical Education.  Includes visits to elected representatives on Capitol Hill and visits to Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$136,900.00

Program 4

National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)

Annual national conference for SkillsUSA students and instructors held during the last full week in June in Kansas City, MO.  Includes leadership training events, the SkillsUSA Championships, exhibits, SkillsUSA University, Delegate voting, Opening and Awards ceremonies, a community service project, and receptions for volunteers and for SkillsUSA's incumbent and prospective business and industry partners.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$2,000,000.00

Program 5

Teacher and student training

Imparting leadership and employability skills to students, teaching advisors chapter management skills, instructing advisors on integration of leadership and employability skills instruction with daily classroom/lab activities.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$250,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

SkillsUSA maintains a state office in each state and two U.S. territories.

Funding Needs

Underwrite national mission delivery projects such as student/teacher training, membership development and curriculum development.  Sponsorship support of events at the National Leadership and Skills Conference.

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SKILLSUSA INC
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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SkillsUSA, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Timothy Lawrence

BIO

Timothy W. Lawrence not only believes in career and technical education, he is a product of the CTE system. As a high school welding student, joining his first professional association of SkillsUSA (then called VICA) set his course for a successful future. He worked in both labor and management positions in the manufacturing industry for nine years while continuing his education, graduating Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University with a degree in Administration and Training. He became a teacher in Virginia in 1978 and was named the National Trade and Industrial Education Teacher of the Year in 1983.

In 1987, he joined the Virginia Department of Education as a career and technical education student specialist and SkillsUSA Virginia state association director. He also served with the National Safety Council's Youth Division, Students Against Driving Drunk and numerous community service organizations. In 1996, Lawrence joined the national SkillsUSA organization as Business and Industry Partnerships Director at their National Leadership Center in Leesburg, Virginia. In January, 2001, he became the Executive Director of SkillsUSA, one of the nation's largest individual membership organizations. In this position, he works for the students and teachers of America's career and technical education system.

Considered a leader in CTE, Lawrence serves on several national boards and committees, and was proud to be a member of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. He served on the Career Readiness Taskforce with the Council of Chief State School Officers. On the federal level, he represented the U.S. Department of State on an international panel of workforce experts who met in Kazan, Kazakhstan. He is an official U.S. Delegate for the WorldSkills organization. In recent years he also served as a member of the independent panel on the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education and the Job Corps National Advisory Committee, both of which made reports and recommendations to the U.S. Congress.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Chris Arvin

Tennessee Board of Regents

Term: July 2012 - June 2013

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