Key Facts

Students on the podium. SkillsUSA has a 50 year tradition of developing leaders in career and technical education. The leadership principles of our organization are outlined in the various key facts sections below.

  • SkillsUSA Motto
  • SkillsUSA Pledge
  • SkillsUSA Creed
  • SkillsUSA Emblem
  • SkillsUSA Colors
  • SkillsUSA Official Attire


"SkillsUSA: Preparing for Leadership in the World of Work."



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 EmblemSkillsUSA Emblem

  • The shield represents patriotism
  • The gear represents the industrial society
  • The torch represents knowledge
  • The orbital circles represent technology
  • The hands represent the individual

SkillsUSA Colors

The colors red, white, blue and gold represent the national SkillsUSA organization.

  • Red and white represent the individual states and chapters.
  • Blue represents the common union of the states and of the chapters.
  • Gold represents the individual, the most important element of the organization.

SkillsUSA Official Attire

Wearing the official SkillsUSA attire adds a sense of unity and identification to meetings and activities. Members are encouraged to strictly follow the guidelines for official attire during ceremonies, visits with dignitaries, officer campaigns and similar occasions. For a diagram and detailed information, see the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook or ASK: Advisor's Success Kit. Official Attire for women:

  • Red SkillsUSA blazer, black jacket, 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, black jacket, windbreaker or sweater
  • White dress shirt
  • Plain solid black tie
  • Black dress slacks
  • Black dress shoes