SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. This nationwide partnership of students, teachers, and industry works together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. As a talent pipeline and skills development program, SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. Through local, state, and national competitions in a multitude of trades, technical sciences, and leadership fields, students are given the opportunity to showcase their talents, refine their skills, and receive recognition for their achievements. By participating in SkillsUSA, students are better prepared to tackle the challenges of a 21st-century career and to become the next generation of skilled professionals.