WHAT IS SKILLSUSA?
What would YOU like to know?
CHAMPIONS AT WORK
You've probably heard about it on TV, read about it online, or know a lot about it already: the "skills gap." There has been a lot of attention and discussion focused on the skills gap in recent years. SkillsUSA looks to face that problem head on.
WHAT IS THE SKILLS GAP?
The "skills gap" is the disparity between the skills U.S. workers have and the skills needed by industry to remain globally competitive. This means the issue isn't that there are not enough jobs in the United States, but that there are not enough qualified candidates for them.
THE SKILLS GAP BY THE NUMBERS
The average age of today's tradesperson is 56 years old, with 5 to 15 years until retirement. By 2020, the United States will need roughly 10,000,000 new skilled workers in the industry. Right now, 600,000 skilled jobs are going unfilled. 83% of companies report a moderate to serious shortage of skilled workers and 69% expect the shortage to grow worse within the next 3-5 years. Among ALL U.S. employers, 52% are having trouble filling jobs with technicians, skilled trades, production operators, and laborers being the most difficult to fill.
Where are all the workers? America's viewpoint is contributing to the skills gap. Young generations lack skills and acceptance of trade education, which has resulted in a decline of qualified skilled workers nationwide. Only 1 in every 3 parents would encourage their child to work in a trade. Americans believe tradespeople are important, so long as they're not the ones working those jobs.
That's where SkillsUSA comes in. We're flipping the script, changing the perception, and making so trades positions are just as coveted as any other, that future generations can look up to tradespeople the same way they do athletes, celebrities, and others. Our members deliver that message for us; performing incredible feats at competition, demonstrating the standard of professionalism, and being the future of America's workforce.
WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A
Have the first opportunity to become engaged in activities within the organization along with gaining exposure in our amazing Career and Technical Centers across the State of Ohio
SkillsUSA’s Theme always begins SkillsUSA: Champions at Work-Our members excel in personal skills, workplace skills and technical skills.
Our partners help shape out program, industry is how we develop technical standards for contests, develop professional development training and shape our students to become World-class workers.
SKILLSUSA OHIO SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The following activities are currently open for industry sponsorship. Sponsorship dollars may be designated to a particular piece or applied to a general event cost.
State Officer Program - All Year
Industry Promotional Branding – Polo Shirt and State Officer Apparel
Recognition in State Officer Travel
State Officer Retreat – Opportunity to meet with students and do a 20-minute presentation to officers and their advisors.
Fall Advisor Conference – October 10-11, 2019
Deer Creek Conference Center – 100+ Career and Technical Teachers
Networking Opportunities/Display Opportunity
30-minute presentation opportunity - 75+ Career-Technical Teachers from across Ohio
Fall Leadership Conference – November 14-15, 2019
Greater Columbus Convention Center – 1100+ Students and Advisors
Keynote Speaker/Evening Session Sponsor
General Session Sponsor – Opportunity to Speak for 20 minutes to 1100+ participants
Industry Promotional Branding (logo on shirt, program, newsletter inclusion to all schools, and other opportunities)
Regional Officer Training Institute – January 19-24, 2020 Washington D.C. – 60 Student Leaders and Advisors
Promotional Logo on Polo Shirt/Hat-50+ participants across the state in all 6 regions
State Competition – April 7-8, 2020
Greater Columbus Convention Center – 4000+ students
Awards Ceremony – Advertisements throughout 3-hour presentation
Stage Presence at awards ceremony -10 minutes
Staff Polo Shirt – Promotional Branding
Conference T-shirt Promotional Branding
Full Page Add in Program
Exhibitor Booth Space
Promotional Branding on Conference Signs
SkillsUSA Ohio Website – All Year
Statewide Newsletter Inclusion Announcing Partnership
State Championships Delegate Assembly & Opening Ceremony
The Greater Columbus Convention Center – 400+ Officer Candidates, Delegates and Advisors
Advertisements throughout opening ceremony
Recognition in Opening Ceremony Presentation
Opportunity to speak in front of 500+ students and advisors
Meal for delegate session
Opportunity to address delegate session – 300+ students and advisors
Summer Leadership Camp – July 15-19, 2019
The Ohio State University-350+Students and Teachers
Industry Promotional Branding – Camp t-shirt, statesman book, statewide newsletter
General Sessions – Opportunity for 20-30 minute talk in from of 250+ students and advisors for across Ohio
Opportunity to speak at planning meeting in front of 25+ advisors for 20-25 minutes
Mock Interview Sponsor
★ STAR SPONSOR ★
WHAT IS THE STAR SPONSOR PROGRAM?
SkillsUSA Ohio provides a wide array of competitive and leadership opportunities for students and advisors. The Star Sponsor Program was organized to recognize those individuals and organizations that provide sponsorship for our programs.
Sponsorships come in a variety of ways:
Monetary donations to SkillsUSA Ohio or specific event functions.
In-kind donations of equipment and material.
In-kind donations of personnel to manage and run events.
**Contest Prizes and scholarships do not qualify as a donation to the Ohio Association of SkillsUSA
(Based on event or corporate level)
Donates personnel to serve as Leadership or Event Staff/Coordinators or in-kind support of facility, equipment or resources.
Bronze Star Sponsor -- $1,000 to $2,499
Benefits – Basic recognition in state conference program; one 10 x 10 booth space at state conference; basic listing in sponsor credits at state conference awards ceremonies.
Silver Star Sponsor -- $2,500 to $3,999
Benefits – Recognition in state conference program (up to full page ad, size determined by donation); one 10 x 10 booth space at state conference; listed in sponsor credits at state conference awards ceremonies (size based on donation).
Gold Star Sponsor -- $4,000 to $9,999
Benefits – Formal Recognition at state conference awards ceremonies; up to full page advertisement in state conference program; Complimentary 10x10 booth space at the State Championships. Full Slide recognition at the State Championships. Name announcement during awards and/or opening ceremonies. Conference Shirt Recognition.
Platinum Star Sponsor -- $10,000 and up
Benefits – Up to full page advertisement in state conference program; up to 3-minute video opportunity at state conference opening and/or awards ceremonies. Concourse sign advertising space, opening ceremony speaking opportunity, complimentary 10x10 booth space at the State Championships
Official Corporate Partner -- $25,000 and up
To become an Official Corporate partner of SkillsUSA Ohio, you must be a Platinum Star Sponsor and participate in the SkillsUSA Ohio Championships (state conference) and at least one other SkillsUSA Ohio conference each year. Benefits: Receive recognition and one full page advertisement in each statewide journal and program book. Website Homepage Recognition. 10 Minute speaking opportunity during opening and/or awards at the State Championships. Opportunity to sit on Business and Industry Panel at Fall Leadership Conference, and 10-minute presentation to teachers at Fall Leadership Conference.
Still have something you didn't see here? Tax-deductible contributions,
competition involvement or something else?
Jackie Walker, State Director