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. SkillsUSA helps students build skills in leadership, communication, creating and presenting ideas at local, state, and national competitions creating a sense of self-confidence. Many graduating students go on to two and four year colleges.
Students competed in their contest area, attended a pre conference professional development activity, observed other competitions, and visited the SkillsUSA TECHSPO (one of the largest technical trade shows in the country). Students also participated in a community service project for an Atlanta Kids Club assembling children's bicycles. “Such team spirit was shown by this group, it was a pleasure to watch them focus and strive to do their best during the Opening and Closing Competition and all assembling the bicycles for the youth of Atlanta” said Dawn Weaver, chaperone.