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SkillsUSA Kentucky

Published: 12/9/2019 11:24 AM

SkillsUSA:  Champions at Work - 
Preparing America's Skilled Workforce

Overview:  SkillsUSA Kentucky is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure Kentucky has a skilled workforce.  The organization helps each student excel.  SkillsUSA Kentucky is a member of the SkillsUSA national organization serving teachers, and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations.​


SkillsUSA Kentucky programs include local, regional, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.  At the annual state SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Championships, approximately 1,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.

SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service.  SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor and is an OSHA Alliance partner.


SkillsUSA Kentucky
Office of Career and Technical Education
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY  40601


SkillsUSA Kentucky does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, marital status, age or disability in its programs and activities.

SkillsUSA Kentucky is a 503C non-profit organization. For information on how to support the organization, contact Kristen Kirlkand

Kristen Kirkland

Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition

300 Sower Blvd., 5th floor

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4286

FAX (502) 564-4800



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2020 SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership Conference
April 15-18, 2020 - Louisville, KY

2020 SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference
June 23-26, 2020 - Louisville, KY

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