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5/27/18 5:46 PM

SkillsUSA Info

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

  SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

 

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The SkillsUSA Theme

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
Educated and Skilled to Lead America

 

The SkillsUSA Motto

  • Preparing for Leadership in the World of Work.

 

The SkillsUSA Pledge

 

  • Upon my honor, I pledge:
    • To prepare myself by diligent study and ardent practice to become a worker whose services will be recognized as honorable by my employer and fellow workers.
    • To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service.
    • To honor and respect my vocation in such a way as to bring repute to myself.
    • And further, to spare no effort in upholding the ideals of SkillsUSA.

The SkillsUSA Creed

I believe in the dignity of work
I hold that society has advanced to its present culture through the use of the worker's hands and mind. I will maintain a feeling of humbleness for the knowledge and skills that I receive from professionals, and I will conduct myself with dignity in the work I do.

I believe in the American way of life
I know our culture is the result of freedom of action and opportunities won by the founders of our American republic, and I will uphold their ideals.

I believe in education
I will endeavor to make the best use of knowledge, skills and experience that I will learn in order that I may be a better worker in my chosen occupation and a better citizen in my community. To this end, I will continue my learning now and in the future.

I believe in fair play
I will, through honesty and fair play, respect the rights of others. I will always conduct myself in the manner of the best professionals in my occupation and treat those with whom I work as I would like to be treated.

I believe satisfaction is achieved by good work
I feel that compensation and personal satisfaction received for my work and services will be in proportion to my creative and productive ability.

I believe in high moral and spiritual standards
I will endeavor to conduct myself in such a manner as to set an example for others by living a wholesome life and by fulfilling my responsibilities as a citizen of my community.

 

The SkillsUSA Emblem

The shield represents patriotism
The shield denotes our belief in democracy, liberty and the American way of life.

The gear represents the industrial society
The gear, symbolic of the industrial society, denotes the interdependence and cooperation of the individual working with labor and management for the betterment of mankind.
The torch represents knowledge
The flaming torch reflects the light of knowledge, which dispels the darkness of ignorance. In the light of the torch, progress will be made toward the vocational goals of the individual.

The orbital circles represent technology
The circles represent the challenge of modern technology and the training needed to accept and master the challenge of new technical frontiers and the need for continuous education.

The hands represent the individual
The hands portray a search for knowledge and our desire to acquire a skill. In the process of attaining knowledge and skill, we will develop a respect for the dignity of work and become productive and responsible citizens.

 

The SkillsUSA Colors

The colors red, white, blue and gold represent the national SkillsUSA organization.

Red and white represent the individual states and chapters.

Blue represents the common union of the states and of the chapters.

Gold represents the individual, the most important element of the organization.

 

The SkillsUSA Attire

Wearing the official SkillsUSA attire adds a sense of unity and identification to meetings and activities. Members are encouraged to strictly follow the guidelines for official attire during ceremonies, visits with dignitaries, officer campaigns and similar occasions

Official Attire for women:
  • Red SkillsUSA blazer, windbreaker or sweater
  • White collarless or small-collared blouse or white turtleneck (collar must not extend over the blazer lapel or the sweater or windbreaker)
  • Black dress skirt (knee-length) or black dress slacks
  • Black shoes

Official attire for men:

  • Red SkillsUSA blazer, windbreaker or sweater
  • White dress shirt
  • Plain solid black tie
  • Black dress slacks
  • Black dress shoes
Make it a great day, or not. The Choice is yours!