Dallas College’s Skills USA program is the premier partnership between learners, educators and industry leaders to support students who are interested in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. It is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor as integral to career and technical education. The program includes extracurricular support, scholarships, conferences and skills-based contests.

More than 1,000 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.

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Student's Benefits

  • Trade, Technical and Skilled Service Occupations from Advertising to Welding
  • Teamwork and Leadership Development
  • Access to Scholarships
  • Reinforces Employability Skills
  • Professional Networking Opportunities
  • Nationally Recognized Championship programs

SkillsUSA empowers students to succeed at work and in life while helping to close the skills gap in which millions of positions nationwide go unfilled.


The SkillsUSA curricula and championships ensure that schools colleges are teaching relevant technical skills and preparing students for the job market.

Membership in SkillsUSA affords students the opportunity to demonstrate occupational and leadership skills by competing in state and national championships.

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