WHAT IS SKILLSUSA?
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 events and programs offer multiple unique opportunities for industry sponsorship. From promotional branding, session sponsorship, and guest speaking options to networking, exhibits, advertising and corporate recognition, we work with you to create a sponsorship package that fits your budgeting, marketing and outreach needs
State Officer Program
State Officer Retreat – Opportunity to meet with students
Fall Advisor Conference
Deer Creek Conference Center – 100+ Career and Technical Teachers
Fall Leadership Conference
Greater Columbus Convention Center – 1100+ Students and Advisors
Regional Officer Training Institute
Washington D.C. – 60+ Student Leaders and Advisors
Greater Columbus Convention Center – 4000+ students
SkillsUSA Ohio Website
State Championships Delegate Assembly & Opening Ceremony
The Greater Columbus Convention Center – 400+ Officer Candidates, Delegates and Advisors
Summer Leadership Camp
The Ohio State University-350+Students and Teachers
★ STAR SPONSOR ★
WHAT IS THE STAR SPONSOR PROGRAM?
SkillsUSA Ohio provides a wide array of competitive and leadership opportunities for students and advisors throughout the state. The Star Sponsor Program was organized to recognize those individuals and organizations that provide valuable sponsorship for our programs. We recognize our sponsors in many different ways, depending on giving level and type of sponsorship.
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.
Interested in sponsorship?
Jackie Walker, State Director