3-16-2020 - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
SkillsUSA Massachusetts, Inc. has continued to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and has considered all updates and concerns raised by our members, advisors, school district administrators and community members. All can agree there is no greater priority than the health and safety of every person involved with SkillsUSA Massachusetts, Inc.
After careful deliberation, based on the most recent developments and under the proclamation of a state of emergency by the Governor of Massachusetts, the subsequent declaration of a national emergency by the President of the United States and the banning of gatherings greater than 25 people by the Governor of Massachusetts, the SkillsUSA Massachusetts Board of Directors gathered in emergency session, via Zoom Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020 and has, with great sadness voted to cancel all SkillsUSA Massachusetts events and conferences through May 16, 2020 including our State Leadership and Skills Conference planned for April 30, May 1&2, 2020.
We are incredibly saddened by the circumstances which have lead us to no choice but to make these difficult decisions however in the interest of health and safety we are confident this is the correct course of action.
Please know how enormously grateful we are for your dedication and hard work in planning for the State Conference each year. We understand the enormous amount of work that has already been put into the 2020 event and we are so sorry our students will not be able to experience the fruits of your labor in 2020.
Please reference the OFFICIAL NEWS BULLETIN found HERE for details of our cancellations and we look forward to planning for next year.
1-6-2020 - ANNOUNCEMENT: New Board Members Elected!
Congratulations to our two new Board Members! SkillsUSA Massachusetts is proud to announce the election of two new members to our Board of Directors. Kevin Gaugush, Senior Vice President - Human Resources at Clean Harbors in Norwell, MA and Jil-Lyn Wonoski, Director, New Business Development & Marketing at Advantage Truck Group, Shrewsbery, MA. We are excited about the talents and skills that both Kevin and Jil will bring to our Board and we look forward to featuring them in our Welcome Wednesday series.
1-2-2020 - ANNOUNCEMENT: Chapter Advisor's Handbook Available for Download!
The Chapter Handbook is updated annually to include program information-policies, procedures and pricing. Download your copy HERE and be "in-the-know".
9-3-2019 - POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS: SkillsUSA Massachusetts is hiring for part-time, consultant positions. Consider joining our team!
Applications Deadline: September 15, 2019. SkillsUSA Massachusetts is accepting applications for three part-time consultant positions: Conference
Management Specialist, Student Leadership Specialist and Curriculum & Professional Development Specialist. Position Descriptions, details and deadline
information can be found HERE.
The SkillsUSA competition theme is used throughout the year as the topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech
and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions at the local, state and national levels. The topic to be addressed is how this theme speaks to the Program of Work
in the area of Professional Development.
8-15-2019 - ANNOUNCEMENT - Support SkillsUSA Massachusetts while Shopping at Amazon
Shopping is always easy with Amazon. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your shopping and Amazon donates to Skills USA Massachusetts.
7-31-2019 - ANNOUNCEMENT - The 2019-2020 State Executive Council have completed their training and have been officially installed as State & National Officers. Meet your officers here!
The 2019 State Technical Standards for the Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championships
The 2019 State Technical Standards have been released and can be accessed here. Every contestant and Advisor should reference this document for official information regarding their competition. This document and the National Technical Standards, where referenced, are the ONLY documents which contain official contest information.
1-28-2019 - ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us for SkillsUSA Night at the Worcester Railers Hockey Game! This event is open to ALL
SkillsUSA members, advisors, alumni, friends, families and the CTE community. Come out to the game, have fun, win prizes and
celebrate with us because, "life is more fun when we STICK together!" Buy Tickets here!
1-23-2019 - ANNOUNCEMENT: SkillsUSA Massachusetts is proud to announce a partnership with Trade Hounds! Trade Hounds is a mobile
app for the hard-working tradespeople of America. If you're in the trades, download the Trade Hounds App on the App Store here and on
Google Play here to check out the unbelievable things happening on job sites across the country!n
9-4-2018 - ANNOUNCEMENT: SkillsUSA Massachusetts has released the conference dates and participation price list. To view the list of major conference dates and price ist, including membership and affilation fees click here!
9-4-2018 - ANNOUNCEMENT: SkillsUSA Massachusetts has, for a second year, been recognized for excellence, at the highest level! Read the news release here and be proud! #significant #valued #included #championsatwork
July 31, 2018 - ANNOUNCEMENT - Theme
The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2018-18 year is:
The SkillsUSA competition theme is used throughout the year as the topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions at the local, state and national levels. The topic to be addressed is how this theme speaks to the Program of Work in the area of Professional Development.
July 31, 2018 - ANNOUNCEMENT - The 2018-2019 State Executive Council have completed their training and have been officially installed as State & National Officers. Meet your officers here!
4-6-2018 - ANNOUNCEMENT: Tickets for the SkillsUSA Massachusetts Awards Ceremonies - Saturday, April 28, 2018 – Best Western Trade Center, Marlboro
Here is how: Tickets to the Awards Session WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOORS. A limited number of tickets will be sold in advance through https://maskillsusa.eventbrite.com See attached flier for details.
PUBLIC VIEWING: For those unable to obtain tickets, this event will be streaming live at www.maskillsusa.tv There will be live coverage of the Awards Session on Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, beginning at 9:45 a.m. *A complete programming guide for conference events available for viewing will be posted to our Internet TV Channel: MASkillsUSA.TV on April 15, 2018. SkillsUSA's will be streaming conference events throughout the conference at www.maskillsusa.tv! Tune in to be part of the conference events. MASkillsUSA.TV is brought to you by: Educational STEM Solutions, LLC
3-28-2018 - ANNOUNCEMENT: 2018 STATE LEVEL Technical Standards can be found here. This document, updated annually, and published for the current year on March 31st, provides all of the contest information necessary to successfully participate in the SkillsUSA Massachusetts Championships.
10-15-2017 - ANNOUNCEMENT: SkillsUSA Massachusetts has, through the efforts of the our State & National Officers published the Fall Quarterly Bulletin, which provides great information on the exciting student activities taking place this Fall. The bulletin can be read here!
September 7, 2017 - ANNOUNCEMENT - The 2018 SkillsUSA Educator Welcome Video, featuring many SkillsUSA members
from Massachusetts, has been released! Want to learn about what is new and exciting, see our Champions in action and be proud? Watch it HERE
July 31, 2017 - ANNOUNCEMENT - The 2017-2018 State Executive Council have completed their training and have been officially installed as State & National Officers. Meet your officers here!
July 5, 2017 - ANNOUNCEMENT - The 2017 National SkillsUSA Championships, Champions List is now available. Want to know who is a NATIONAL CHAMPION from our state? The list can be viewed here! Congratulations to all of our NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. Looking for photos? Lots of great photos can be viewed here!
May 5, 2017 - ANNOUNCEMENT - The 2017 SkillsUSA Championships, Champions List is now available. Want to know who is a state champion? The list can be viewed here! Congratulations to all of our state winners. Looking for photos? Lots of great photos can be viewed here!
April 17, 2017 - ANNOUNCEMENT - Tickets to the Awards Ceremony of the 43rd State Leadership & Skills Conference are SOLD OUT and no additional tickets will be available. If you are interesting in viewing the event, it will be streaming live on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at www.maskillsusa.tv beginning at 10:00 a.m.
April 1, 2017 - ANNOUNCEMENT - 2017 STATE TECHNICAL STANDARDS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED!
The 2017 State Technical Standards, which will govern the 2017 Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championships, have been published. They can be found HERE!
3/13/2017 - ANNOUNCEMENT - WEATHER RELATED CONFERENCE POSTPONEMENTS!
DISTRICT 5 CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
Due to the pending significant winter weather predicted for western and central Massachusetts on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and the significant possibility of delays and cancellations on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in consultation with our host school, Bay Path Regional Technical HS the District 5 SkillsUSA Conference is being postponed from Wednesday, March 15, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017.
The schedule for the day will be the same and all Chapters should make arrangements to attend the conference on Friday, March 24, 2017
DISTRICT 6 CONFERENCE BEING POSTPONED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
Due to the pending significant winter predicted for western and central Massachusetts on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in consultation with our host school, McCann Technical HS the District 6 SkillsUSA Conference is being postponed from Tuesday, March 14, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017. The schedule for the day will be the same and all Chapters should make arrangements to attend the conference on Friday, March 17, 2017
9/27/2016 - Professional Membership Upgrades
The fee for professional membership in SkillsUSA is $22.00 annually. $20.00 national dues and $2.00 state dues (in Massachusetts). Here are just some of the upgraded benefits for Professional members:
1. Stand Up-Be Counted: Enrollment as a "supporter" of SkillsUSA students.
2. Magazine Subscription: Featuring In-depth Analysis, Classroom Tools and Best Practices. Champions Magazine is published five times a year and provides a wealth of useful information for CTE teachers and administrators, including in-depth analysis, classroom tools, best practices and student member success stories to share with your students and colleagues.
3. Free Curriculum Resources: All professional members are provided:
The 2017-18 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards, the official competition guide for the SkillsUSA Championships is now a benefit of Professional Membership. This guide contains rules for national competitive events including contest overview, eligibility, skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements and equipment lists. Jump into STEM! This updated curriculum includes STEM career exploration activities that can be taught by high-school members to middle school or elementary students.
Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC). This complete includes 29 lesson plans that support the SkillsUSA Framework and prepares students for workplace success. CRC is the first building block of the SkillsUSA Professional Development Program and many other benefits!
9/6/2016 - Lowe’s Grants
Lowe’s continues a seventh year of generosity with a fall cycle of SkillsUSA community service grants for 2016. Click here to obtain an application!
The focus of the 2016 SkillsUSA Lowe’s grant program will be significant Community Service projects. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded. Only one application per school will be accepted.
The best proposed projects will
provide a life-changing experience for the SkillsUSA students involved and the beneficiaries of the grant dollars
demonstrate a well-articulated planned partnership with and engagement from local Lowe’s store team(s)
show impact in the community — how many SkillsUSA students participated/how many members of the community were affected?
show collaboration with other organizations and show sustainability
show active use of social media to promote and document the project
be improvement projects that use Lowe’s as a resource – employee knowledge and/or products available at Lowe’s.
Deadline: Sept. 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Still have questions?
Please send an email to LowesGrants@skillsusa.org. The deadline for grant applications is September 20, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Late applications will not be accepted. Please review the grant guidelines to be sure that applications are properly completed and submitted.
8/25/2016 - Chapter Advisor's Kick-off Dinner
The 2016-17 Chapter Advisor's Kick-off Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. Be sure to attend to receive all of the 2016-17 program information, meet the 2016-17 State Executive Council and enjoy learn more about all of the exciting activities and events we have planned for the 2016-17 program year!
8/24/2016 - Theme
The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2016-17 year is:
SkillsUSA: Champions at Work - Preparing America’s Skilled Workforce
The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme, SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, addresses the SkillsUSA national program of work in the area of professional development.
Within this topic, contestants might illustrate or discuss any of the following:
How is SkillsUSA an integral part of your career and technical education program so that it ensures you are prepared for America’s skilled workforce?
How has your involvement in SkillsUSA made you a more sought-after employee than your peers who aren’t members?
If a potential employer asked you which specific skills gained from SkillsUSA have made you better prepared for America’s workforce, what would you say?
If asked to create a member recruitment campaign around the fact that SkillsUSA is preparing America’s skilled workforce, what would be your key points?
Why is the SkillsUSA Framework of developing personal, workplace and technical skills central to the concept of preparing America’s skilled workforce?
Why is ensuring that the United States has a skilled workforce important for the global economy?
What are the ramifications if the United States does not have a skilled workforce?
In the next 10 years, what skills are needed to fill the job-market skills gap, and how do SkillsUSA members ensure they are prepared through their SkillsUSA involvement?
How has your involvement in SkillsUSA ensured that you will be prepared to enter America’s skilled workforce?
What elements of SkillsUSA ensure that members are prepared to enter America’s skilled workforce?
What specific skill development is helping you fulfill the mission of SkillsUSA: to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens?
Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing thepersonal skills needed to be prepared when entering the workforce? Program examples may include those that improve the following: integrity, self-motivation, work ethic, professionalism and responsibility.
Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing theworkplace skills needed to be prepared when entering the workforce? Program examples may include those that improve the following skills: communication, decision making, teamwork, cultural sensitivity and leadership.
Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing thetechnical skills needed to be prepared when entering the workforce? Program examples may include those that improve the following skills: technical literacy, job-specific tasks, service to the community, ongoing professional development and an awareness of safety and health issues.
8/1/2016 - National Conference Medalists Photos
You can download high resolution photos of the the 2016 medalists from the National Leadership & Skills Conference here:
8/1/2016 - Scores and Results from the 2016 NLSC
SkillsUSA Championships Contest Results can be found here.
NOTE: In order to retrieve your score, you MUST HAVE YOUR CONTESTANT NUMBER. In an effort to provide additional security over detailed competitor scores, a Date of Birth for the desired Contestant is now required. If you don’t remember your contestant number, contact the SkillsUSA Massachusetts State Director