SkillsUSA Overview

SkillsUSA has been serving students, educators and business and industry since 1965 by keeping up with both employers' needs and education mandates and trends.

Business, industry and education partnerships thrive in curricula programs that require industry input in classroom standards.

Your parents might remember SkillsUSA as VICA--Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. VICA became SkillsUSA in 1998.

The Student Section of the National SkillsUSA website is a treasure trove of information and resources for student members including scholarships and chapter resources.

Here are some of the technical skills events that SkillsUSA Oregon offers. Please consult the SLSC Registration Guide for a complete list. Events vary by year because of participation level. 

  • Architectural Drafting 
  • Automotive Service Tech 
  • Barbering 
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Carpentry 
  • Commercial Baking
  • Cosmetology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts 
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Digital Cinema
  • Early Childhood Teaching
  • Electronics Technology
  • Engineering Technology/Design
  • Esthetics
  • Interactive Application and Video Game Design
  • Mobile Robotics 
  • Pin Design *middle school 
  • Photography 
  • Power Equipment Tech 
  • Related Technical Math
  • Restaurant Service
  • Sheet Metal 
  • Team Engineering Challenge *middle school only 
  • Technical Drafting 
  • Television (Video) Production
  • T-Shirt Design
  • Web Design 
  • Welding-FAB Team 
  • Welding-General
  • Welding-Sculpture

The following are Oregon-only events and not eligible for National Conference:

  • Cake Decorating *middle school 
  • Novice CAD
  • Safety Participation
  • Welding Oxyacetylene
  • Welding- Shielding Metal Arc
  • Welding- MIG
  • Welding-TIG

SkillsUSA Oregon offers the following Leadership Development Events:

  • Career Pathway Showcase [Arts and Communications, Health Services, Human Services, Industrial + Engineering Technology]
  • Chapter Display
  • Community Action Project
  • Community Service
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Job Interview
  • Job Skill Demonstration A *middle school 
  • Job Skill Demonstration Open *middle school 
  • Prepared Speech
  • Promotional Bulletin Board Display
  • Quiz Bowl

Resources for National Events are available here.

Contact Us

SkillsUSA Oregon

P.O. Box 1440
Owasso, OK 74055
[email protected]

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