Skills USA

DESCRIPTION

Who may participate: Any MTHS Sophomore, Junior or Senior enrolled in CTE classes and that is academically eligible. Past students who have successfully competed at SkillsUSA have experience in an area within the CTE field, whether it be Graphic Arts, Electronics Technology, Photography,  Woodworking or something else.

What is SkillsUSA? SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.

It 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 and industries such as Graphic Communications. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Mission: SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers enrolled in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

At MTHS, our SkillsUSA group competes in a written test in areas of a student’s choosing. If students qualify for the state competition, the competition takes place in April in Springfield, Illinois.

How do I sign up? Sign ups begin in November with a deadline in January. See Mrs. Dale or Mr. Stoecker for more information about this.  Written Exams are held at MTHS in February. Students who qualify will attend the hands-on competition in Springfield in April. First place winners move on to compete in Kentucky in mid-June.

Why Join? Participation in the state and national level SkillsUSA competition looks looks great on a resume and/or college application, plus, the competition experience is incredible!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are beginning to plan for the 2023 Illinois SkillsUSA Contests! See Mrs. Dale or Mr. Charron for more info!

MTHS SkillUSA Winners (1st-3rd place)

Year

Rank

Name

Contest

2010

1st

Brandon Noll

Graphic Communications

2013

1st

Andrew Fandel

Electronics Technology

2014

1st

Cristian Sauder

Electronics Technology

2014

1st

Nicole Buttrum

Photography

2014

2nd

Natalie Roe

Graphic Communications

2014

3rd

Natalie Pettigrew

Interior Design

2015

1st

Cristian Sauder

Electronics Technology

2016

1st

Andrew Barth

Electronics Technology

2016

1st

Sarah Hodges

Photography

2016

3rd

Allison Brown

Photography

2016

2nd

Lauren Pettigrew

Graphic Communications

2016

3rd

Hunter Voss

Cabinetmaking

2017

2nd

Hanna Rebholz

Pin Design

2017

2nd

Faith Robertson

Graphic Communication

2017

3rd

Emily Morgan

Photography

2017

3rd

Tori Brinkler

Graphic (Dye) Sublimation

2018

1st

Faith Robertson

Graphic Communication

2018

2nd

Jade Milloy-Cobb

Graphic Communication

2018

1st

Jaden Milloy-Cobb

B&W Photography Display

2018

2nd

Brennen Derr

Graphic (Dye) Sublimation

2018

3rd

Brett Manwaring

Graphic (Dye) Sublimation

2018

3rd

Evan Charlier

Electronics Technology

2019

1st 

Sam Landau

Aviation

2019

1st

Sam Landau

Job Skills Demonstration

2019

1st

Evan Charlier

Electronics Technology

2019

1st 

Ashley Ray

Photography

2019

2nd

Keegan Hartnett

Electronics Technology

2019

2nd

Brennan Derr

Graphic (Dye) Sublimation

2020

DOCUMENTS

RESOURCES

Photography Study Notes

LINKS

Illinois State SkillsUSA web site
www.skillsusaillinois.org

National  SkillsUSA web site

SkillsUSA.org

Mike Rowe Works Foundation

Mike Rowe Works Scholarship Application

CONTACTS:

Austin Charron
acharron@mths.us

Lily Dale
ldale@mths.us