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What is SkillsUSA?

Representing nearly 400,000 career and technical education students and teachers, SkillsUSA chapters thrive in middle schools, high schools and college/postsecondary institutions nationwide. Our mission is accomplished through the SkillsUSA Framework of Personal Skills, Workplace Skills and Technical Skills Grounded in Academics, which is integrated into the classroom curriculum.
Through the Framework, SkillsUSA students hone their hands-on skills against current industry standards in more than 140 occupational areas, from 3-D Animation to Welding and nearly everything in between. At the same time, they develop the transformative career-readiness skills — teamwork, communication, professionalism, leadership and more — that fuel career and life success.
A vital solution to the ongoing skills gap, where more highly skilled jobs are available than skilled professionals ready to fill them, SkillsUSA has served more than 14.6 million diverse, difference-making members since 1965.

What does CTC's chapter of SkillsUSA do?

The school chapter holds elections to select their senior and junior leaders (Officers) each year. The Officers will attend various leadership training and will also coordinate local chapter activities throughout the school year:
  • MDA Bowl-a-Thon
  •  Fundraisers for various events or organizations

Who can join SkillsUSA?

All students in the programs listed below are registered by and have their dues paid by CTC :
  • Applied Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Auto Body Collision Repair
  • Auto Service
  • Auto Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Graphic Arts
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assisting
  • Electrical Trades
  • Engineering & Architectural Design
  • Health Occupations - EMT, Medical Assisting, Nurse Assisting
  • Heating & Air Technology
  • Welding & Fabrication

How can I participate in SkillsUSA?

Students can get involved in the chapter's activities and also compete in local, regional, state and national competitions.
Current students/positions/roles/officers:
  • Jaime Botello - (Electrical) Local President & Regional & State Officer
  • Emma Henry (Dental Assisting) Local Vice President
  • Xzavyier Mines (Engineering) Local Secretary & Regional & State Officer
  • Nicholas Dunn (Dental Assisting) Local Treasurer & Regional Officer
  • Brooklynn Haney (Dental Assisting) Local Parliamentarian
  • Leah Shafer (Nursing) Local Reporter & State Officer
  • Isabella Moore (EMT) Local Historian


  • Cody Artis (Welding)
  • Madison Brown (Dental Assisting)
  • Madison Chassereau (Nursing)
  • Aleysia Gayheart (Medical)
  • Hannah Koyl (EMT)
  • Ann Lamb-Daniel (Graphic Art)
  • Landon Williamson (Medical)

What is the benefit of being in SkillsUSA?

Students develop leadership skills, communication and teamwork skills. The biggest thing we have seen over the years is the growth as young leaders and having confidence in themselves. They get to work with other student leaders and adult mentors who help them grow.

Who should I talk to about SkillsUSA?

Start by speaking with your lab instructor. You can also speak with one of the SkillsUSA advisors:
  • Mr. Barge - Engineering & Architectural Design Program Instructor
  • Mrs. Ritzenthaler - Dental Assisting Program Instructor
  • Mr. Rice - Associate Schools Coordinator and SkillsUSA State and Regional Host

SkillsUSA Chapter Achievements

Regional and State Officers Success 
In the last 20 years 39% of the Southwest Ohio regional officers & 20% of the State officers have been from our SkillsUSA chapter.

  • Regional Officers – 55 students elected office
  • State Officers - 29 students elected into office

Regional, State & National Leadership Success
Students from CTC's SkillsUSA chapter have represented CTC and SkillsUSA at the regional, state, and national level. Over the past 25 years we've had students at all levels of SkillsUSA leadership:

  •  Regional Prepared Speech 1st place winners – 8 chapter members
  • Regional Prepared Speech Top 3 – 12 chapter members
  • Regional Extemporaneous Speech 1st place winners – 10 chapter members
  • Regional Extemporaneous Speech Top 3 – 12 chapter members
  • State Prepared Speech 1st place winners – 6 chapter members
  • State Prepared Speech Top 5 – 10 chapter members
  • State Extemporaneous Speech 1st place winners – 5 chapter members
  • State Extemporaneous Speech Top 5 – 9 chapter members
  • National Prepared Speech 1st place winners – 1 chapter members
  • National Prepared Speech Top 6 – 3 chapter members
  • National Extemporaneous Speech Top 8 – 4 chapter members

What CTC students say about SkillsUSA

Brooklynn Haney: SkillsUSA has really helped me grow as a young person. It has helped me become more of a people person and helped with my confidence. I am able to talk to new people and in front of crowds, and this was something I never thought I’d be able to do. Isabella Moore: Coming to a new high school with all new people from schools around the whole county my junior year was very scary. Having the opportunity to join an organization that involves so many people from around the state has given me the opportunity to meet and be friends with loads of people. Not to mention the people I’ve met in our chapter, have become some of my closest friends, and helped me to adapt to this new environment. Another thing I’d like to add is my confidence has improved astronomically, being able to speak in front of large groups of people and not freak out. The last thing I would like to say is I’m so glad I took a chance on something new, because I have definitely become the best version of myself through SkillsUSA.
Aleysia Gayheart: How have you grown as a young person because of SkillsUSA? Being in SkillsUSA I have grown as a young person by stepping out of my comfort zone and doing things I personally never thought I’d do. What opportunities have you gained from being involved in SkillsUSA? I have gained many opportunities by being in this leadership group such as learning to speak in front of a crowd of people and how to be a part of networking. Something positive about being involved in SkillsUSA? There are many positive things about this group starting with meeting a lot of new people, and helping others grow. What do you like most about SkillsUSA? The thing I like the most about being a part of SkillsUSA is that I have got to meet many new people and become more professional with everything I do.
Xzavyier Mines: How have you grown as a young person because of SkillsUSA? I feel that being in SkillsUSA has further my professional skills, work place skills, personal skills, and also has just made me a better speaker. What opportunities have you gained from being involved in SkillsUSA? I’ve gained so many different things from being in skillsUSA from professionalism, better confident speaking, being social, networking. Something positive about being involved in SkillsUSA? SkillsUSA brings people together from different backgrounds and different parts of the country. What do you like most about SkillsUSA? I like the fact that skillsUSA has brought me out of my comfort zone.

SkillsUSA Chapter Photos

Senior SkillsUSA Officers at kick off

Senior officers give thumbs up at junior elections 

Senior SkillsUSA officers Xzavyier and Brooklyn 

CTC's SkillsUSA Chapter President Jamie

AnnLynn welcoming delegates to junior elections

SkillsUSA State Officers in Columbus, Ohio

SkillsUSA officers at a training during Future Ready Friday