SkillsUSA is a professional organization that is designed to be run by students, for their own growth and benefit. SkillsUSA members develop into well-rounded people with technical, academic and employability skills that will help them get a job and have a successful career. Through chapter meetings, contests, leadership conferences and activities, students will be building these skills. Each chapter chooses, plans and conducts its own activities.

Help us choose the best Essential Element videos!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a video for SkillsUSA California’s Essential Element Video Event! We loved hearing all of your stories.

Congratulations to our finalists: Chad Agruso, Talulla Chow, and Juan Manuel Villages Rodriguez!

Head over to @skillsusaca on Instagram to vote for your favorite essential element video finalist by liking and commenting.


Votes will only be counted if the user is following @skillsusaca on Instagram so be sure to follow first! The video with the most votes at the end of the day on March 4th will receive a $50 gift card, the video with the second most votes will receive a $25 dollar gift card, and the video with the third most votes will receive a $10 gift card. 

Remember 1 like = 1 vote!




Essential Element


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Region 1

Priyanka Prasad

Lincoln High School, San Jose


Derek Thach

Silicon Valley CTEC, San Jose


Region 3

Layali Homod

Academies of the Antelope Valley, Palmdale


Jolene Lee

South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena


Jocelyn Gonzales

Van Nuys HS, Van Nuys (Region 2)


Region 5

Natalia Enriquez

Franklin High School, Stockton


Maria Moreno

Ventura Academy, San Joaquin County


Region 6

Janessa Baza-Lazalde

Desert Hot Springs High School


Eshan Subramanium

Apple Valley High School


Regional VP

Region 3

Vani Tyagi

Academies of the Antelope Valley, Palmdale

2020 Chapter of Excellence

Application Results

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The Leadership Academy is being designed to help develop your younger SkillsUSA California members

grades 8th thru 10th – to become our future leaders.  The weekend Leadership Academy will include the following:

Skill & Team Building activities  |  4 Pillars of Leadership interactive seminars  |  Leadership Essentials

Public Speaking training and opportunities  |  And much more

CEP Requirement

Chapter of Excellence Program

Level One - Quality Chapter

Required To Compete at Regional Events

Get Started Now!

Graduating Soon? Join the Alumni Association!


Everyone is welcome to join the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association. Whether you are a graduating senior, a former member from years ago, an instructor, a school administrator, a parent or a business and industry partner, there will always be a role for you in SkillsUSA.


The alumni group is served by an elected, national executive committee and has the support of the national headquarters staff. The alumni are working on a number of initiatives including membership growth, awareness, gaining greater industry support and increasing activity at state or national conferences.


Members receive a link to the quarterly online magazine SkillsUSA Champions as well as a special alumni area of the website. Members are also alerted to volunteer opportunities at upcoming events, or we are glad to connect you to a chapter in your area. Joining the Alumni and Friends Association is the best way to keep in touch and stay up to date with all things SkillsUSA after you graduate!


Alumni members are also key to making our conferences and competitive events happen. 

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