The workforce in our country is currently taking a drastic hit as a result of the pandemic, rising higher education costs, and the skills gap, making it difficult for businesses and skilled trades to survive and flourish. As such, empowering our next generation of skilled workers with the education and experience they need to succeed is a primary concern and focus of SkillsUSA. Our chapter here in Ohio displays excellence, growth, and covers a vast footprint, providing opportunities for students to achieve their goals and pursue their dreams. We are a student-driven organization, with students leading at the regional, state, and national levels. However, in order to maintain our success and empower our students, SkillsUSA depends on our schools, industry partners, and sponsors to help make their dreams a reality.
Our Mission and Vision
SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.
Complimenting every mission statement is a vision. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member with the opportunity for career success. SkillsUSA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization of 320,000 member students and educators partnering with business and industry to ensure that America has a globally competitive skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA’s Program and Framework
Our program of work is delivered through 18,000 classrooms in more than 4,000 public schools (or chapters) across all 50 states, Washington DC, and two U.S. territories. These chapters focus on career and technical curricula, including regional career and technical education centers, as well as two-year colleges. Within the SkillsUSA program, 130 trade, technical, and skilled service occupations are represented, all included in our pathways.
Within our program, we focus on our SkillsUSA Framework that shows how students fulfill our mission and vision, empowering them to be the best they can be. Balancing personal skills with workplace skills and technical skills grounded in academics, the framework proves to be a successful way for students to master their training and prepare them for the workforce.
Becoming a Sponsor
Becoming a sponsor for SkillsUSA Ohio allows you and/or your company to participate in an extraordinary, fulfilling, and meaningful cause. Your company can help mold and train the next group of skilled workers by providing them with the tools and education they require. There are many different sponsorship opportunities to choose from and we can work with you directly to customize a sponsorship package to fit your budget, marketing, and outreach needs. As a SkillsUSA Ohio sponsor, you will also have the chance to get your name out there, be noticed, and create lasting networking relationships to gain a wider audience and perhaps, a future talent!
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Ways to Be a Sponsor:
Monetary donations to SkillsUSA Ohio or for specific event functions
In-kind donations of equipment and materials
In-kind donations of personnel to manage and run events
Our Sponsors play a vital role in keeping SkillsUSA Ohio running, and we appreciate all the time, resources, and information they provide. By working together as a team, our hope is to set good examples for our students, facilitate fun and safe events, educate, and encourage, follow our framework, and help our industry partners succeed. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a sponsor or would like to talk to someone about sponsorship packages, contact us today to get started. With your support and help, we can and will empower the future leaders and skilled trades workers of America!