SkillsUSA is a national organization serving nearly 250,000 high school and college students who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled and service occupations. Through SkillsUSA, students gain self-esteem, pride in their work and leadership and professional development skills to help them make a smooth transition from school to the workplace.  


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2016-2017 Officers

President: Skye Challinor  Masonry

Vice-president: Osvaldo Rico  Collision Repair

Secretary: Ronald Locanto   Sustainable Architecture

Co-Treasurers: Will Mathias Carpentry      Kyle Morris  Electronics Technology

Parlimentarian:  Anthony Higgins  Masonry

Reporter: Joshua Weagle  Electronics Technology

View the SkillsUSA National Website

SkillsUSA Goals:

  • To unite in a common bond, all students enrolled in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education.
  • To develop leadership abilities through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational and social activities.
  • To foster a deep respect for the dignity of work.
  • To assist students in establishing realistic vocational goals.
  • To help students attain a purposeful life.
  • To create enthusiasm for learning.
  • To promote high standards in trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety.
  • To develop the ability of students to plan together, organize and carry out worthy activities and projects through the use of the democratic process
  • To foster a wholesome understanding of the functions of labor and management organizations and a recognition of their mutual interdependence.
  • To create among students, faculty members, patrons of the school and persons in business and labor a sincere interest in and esteem for trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education.
  • To develop patriotism through a knowledge of our Nation's heritage and the practice of democracy.

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Ellis Tech Open House

Ellis Tech Open House
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