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State Officer Candidate Study Guide

This set covers basic SkillsUSA knowledge to help candidates prepare for the state officer exam.
The current SkillsUSA competition theme can be found at:
SkillsUSA Motto
Preparing for leadership in the world of work.
SkillsUSA Pledge
Upon my honor, I pledge:
To prepare myself by diligent study and ardent practice to become a worker whose services will be recognized as honorable by my employer and fellow workers.
To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service.
To honor and respect my vocation in such a way as to bring repute to myself.
And further, to spare no effort in upholding the ideals of SkillsUSA.
SkillsUSA Creed
I believe in the dignity of work
I believe in the American way of life
I believe in education
I believe in fair play
I believe satisfaction is achieved by good work
I believe in high moral and spiritual standards
SkillsUSA Color Red & White Represents:
Red and White represent the individual states and chapters.
SkillsUSA Color Blue Represents:
Blue represents the common union of the states and of the chapters.
SkillsUSA Color Gold Represents:
Gold represents the individual, the most important element of the organization.
SkillsUSA Attire for Women
Red SkillsUSA blazer, windbreaker or sweater
White collarless or small-collared blouse or white turtleneck (collar must not extend over the blazer lapel or the sweater or windbreaker)
Black dress skirt (knee-length) or black dress slacks
Black shoes
Official attire for Men:
Red SkillsUSA blazer, windbreaker or sweater
White dress shirt
Plain solid black tie
Black dress slacks
Black dress shoes
The shield represents
Patriotism - The shield denotes our belief in democracy, liberty and the American way of life.
The gear represents the
Industrial Society - The ___, symbolic of the industrial society, denotes the interdependence and cooperation of the individual working with labor and management for the betterment of mankind
The torch represents
Knowledge - The flaming ___ reflects the light of knowledge, which dispels the darkness of ignorance. In the light of the ___, progress will be made toward the vocational goals of the individual.
The orbital circles represent
Technology - The ___ represent the challenge of modern technology and the training needed to accept and master the challenge of new technical frontiers and the need for continuous education
The hands represent the
Individual - The ___ portray a search for knowledge and our desire to acquire a skill. In the process of attaining knowledge and skill, we will develop a respect for the dignity of work and become productive and responsible citizens.
What is unique about the hands depicted in the emblem
hands are different: one is male the other is female
SkillsUSA's mission is to
empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA is
a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA was formerly known as
VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America)
The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System is a
comprehensive tool to help students document entry-level skills as defined by industry and accepted by state education policy, developed under a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, the Work Force Ready System features 47 industry-driven assessments
The Professional Development Program (PDP)
is available in printed workbooks or online - guides students through 76 employability skill activities that are covered in seven levels of the program
The Career Skills Education Program (CSEP)
teaches basic employment and life skills to college/postsecondary students; topics include: Personal Growth, Communication and Technology, Career Focus, Professional Growth, Portfolio Development
Student2Student Mentoring
gives high school students a chance to mentor younger students in the area of career development
CareerSafe is a
credentialed 10-hour online training program developed in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide students with basic knowledge of safety and a credential desired in the job market
SkillsUSA slogan
SkillsUSA: Champions at Work
Current SkillsUSA National Officers are listed on website at:
SkillsUSA Program of Work is
It is the activities and projects—the plan of action—that your chapter will carry out during the school year.
Name SkillsUSA Program of Work's seven major goals:
Professional development, Community service, Employment, Ways and means, SkillsUSA Championships, Public relations, Social activities
The suggested program of work for college/postsecondary chapters includes:
Membership, Technical Skill Development/Championships, Leadership Development, Community Service, Service Learning
The Chapter Excellence Program (CEP)
honors chapter achievement relative to SkillsUSA's framework of developing personal, workplace and technical skills
Career Readiness Curriculum (CRC)
has 27 user-friendly lessons that incorporate employability skills, engaging activities and proven teaching methods for effective learning
The Personal Leadership Inventory is a
series of self-assessments SkillsUSA members may use to evaluate and grow important skills for life and career; the Personal Leadership Inventory focuses on the following roles students play: team member, leader, employee, citizen and being an effective individual.
Customer Service Training Program
In 10 lesson levels, students learn what customer service is, why it is important and what constitutes excellent customer service. Through virtual, simulated scenarios, students test their knowledge and explore the qualities required for exceptional customer service skills in any field.
Skill Connect Assessments
The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System provides online assessments for Career and Technical Education that are supported by industry, education and policy leaders.
SkillsUSA Champions Magazine
Stay up to date on the latest SkillsUSA news with SkillsUSA Champions magazine published quarterly and available online