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SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization and is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. Students and professional members are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

Important Facts about SkillsUSA

  • More than 300,000 students, teachers and administrators join annually Massachusetts will boast over 31,000 members in 2012

  • The mission of SkillsUSA is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible Americans.

  • Industry partners include Lowe’s, Bosch, Georgia-Pacific, Kobalt, Timberland, Stanley, to name a few

  • SkillsUSA programs include local, district, state and national competitions in more than 94 hands-on skills and leadership contests.

  • The national championships are held each June as a multi-million dollar event that occupies space equivalent to more than 16 football fields with more than 5,600 outstanding vocational students competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals along with prizes and scholarships.

SkillsUSA at Chicopee Comprehensive High School

CCHS is now a 100% chapter and all CTE students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades are enrolled as members. Being a Total Participation School has many advantages including allowing all CTE students to become active and involved in the various opportunities available.

Why become more involved in SkillsUSA:

  • A chance to learn and practice employment and leadership skills

  • The opportunity to compete in Championships at Local, State, and National levels

  • Scholarships, Awards, and Honors

  • Attend Fall State Leadership to become stronger leaders at CCHS and in your future

  • Job contacts and networking opportunities

  • Campaign for State Officer positions.

  • Student Advisory Council for the State Conference and Championship

  • State Voting Delegates

  • National Voting Delegates

  • Pin and shirt Design contests

  • Chapter Display

  • Helps you to learn skills that prepare you for the Real World

  • Chances to travel

  • Community service

  • Fundraise for the Doug Flutie Jr. Autism Foundation

    • For additional opportunities please use the reference manual located in room 237

MEETINGS: See Calendar of events


SESSION: School year

MEMBERSHIP: Total participation for Career and Technical Education Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12

SIGN-UP: See Advisors

Chicopee Comprehensive High School
SkillsUSA Calendar of Events
September 28th (Friday)           Ice Cream Sundaes – Student Cafeteria, all lunches
                                                (Hosted by Electricity Students)
October 2nd (Tuesday)             Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
October 13th (Saturday)          Community Service Project – Saturday 9:00 – 12:00,
       all students encouraged to participate, sign up in room 237
October 30th (Tuesday)           Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
November 2nd (Friday)           Ice Cream Sundaes – Student Cafeteria, all lunches
                                               (Hosted by Automotive Technology Students)
November 13th (Tuesday)        Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
November 18th-20th                Fall State Leadership Conference
December 4th (Tuesday)          Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
December 13th (Thursday)       Ice Cream Sundaes – Student Cafeteria, all lunches
                                               (Hosted by CISCO Students)
January 3rd (Thursday)            Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
January - TBA                          Assembly – CTE students
January 29th (Tuesday)            Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
February 8th (Friday)                Ice Cream Sundaes – Student Cafeteria, all lunches
                                                (Hosted by Drafting Students)
February 12th (Tuesday)           Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
March 12th                               District VI Conference
March 22nd (Friday)                  Ice Cream Sundaes – Student Cafeteria, all lunches
                                                (Hosted by Carpentry Students)
April 2nd (Tuesday)                    Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
April 5th (Friday)                        Ice Cream Sundaes – Student Cafeteria, all lunches
                                                 (Hosted by Machine Tool & Metal Fabrication Students)
April 25th -27th                          State Leadership & Skills Conference
May 14th (Tuesday)                    Chapter Meeting, Room 237 at 2:15
June 24th – 29th                         National Leadership & Skills Conference


TEL: 413-594-3534, FAX: 413-594-3492


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