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SkillsUSA students give a STEAM presentation to elementary students.

Perhaps one of the most successful activities at NPHS in recent times has been the SkillsUSA program.  Many students have found success and gained skills in a wide variety of activities through our SkillsUSA chapter.  For instance, in 2017 NPHS had 17 individuals win State in various categories from photography to shielded metal arc welding.   NPHS students have achieved a steady stream of STATE and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS for many years straight!  

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

SkillsUSA serves more than 335,000 students and instructors annually. This includes 19,500 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 395,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 12.5 million annual members cumulatively since 1965.

SkillsUSA offers local, state and national opportunities for students can to learn and practice personal, workplace and technical skills. These three components comprise the SkillsUSA Framework, a blueprint for career readiness. Local chapters conduct a full program of work and many students also attend a district or state conference. At the SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,000 students compete in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas each June. These national technical competitions help establish industry standards for job skill training and entry-level workers. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training.



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