Opportunities for Partnership
We work to close the skills gap through a framework rooted in: personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. Our students demonstrate their skills through professional development programming, career readiness curriculum, leadership conferences, and competitive events.
In order to meet our mission and provide quality services to our students, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded supporters like you, we would not be able to offer over 6,500 members with opportunities to become world class workers, students, and volunteers.
The Annual SkillsUSA Rhode Island Championships is a showcase for the best career and technical students in the state. Students have the opportunity to participate in 66 competitive events (links to competition calendar), each event relating to a career and technical program of study, professional development, and/or leadership. Over 300 volunteers from business and industry design and judge our contests, ensuring that each event reflects industry standards. In order to ensure each competition fully represents the SkillsUSA framework, each contest requires students to exhibit their personal and workplace skills including resume writing, job application process, job interview etc.
In order to reward competitors for their hard work and dedication, we provide prizes to the top three medalists in each competition. Prizes consist of scholarships and/or tools of their trade. Additionally, the gold medalist from each competition moves on to represent Rhode Island at the National Skills and Leadership Conference.
SkillsUSA RI offers industry members and professionals a wide range of partnership opportunities throughout our State Championship season. We hope to gain your partnership in supporting competitive events, providing medalists with scholarships, tools of the trade, or sponsoring a gold medalist’s trip to the Nationals Skills and Leadership Conference. Through our industry partnerships, students are given the opportunity to network with potential employers and make lasting connections with Rhode Island’s industry leaders.
Leadership and Employability Skill Development
Fall/Spring Leadership Conference
Every year, SkillsUSA RI welcomes high school members to our Fall and Spring Leadership Conferences. Both conferences are organized and hosted by our state officer team. Each officer facilitates a workshop that reflects the SkillsUSA framework, which helps students further develop their personal, workplace, and technical skills. Throughout the day, participants engage with their peers, learn how to build a more effective chapter at their school, as well as spend time with industry members.
Elected by their peers, SkillsUSA RI State Officers act as the ambassadors of our organization at both the state and national level. Our officers reflect the excellence of our statewide membership. Through their dedication to promoting the SkillsUSA framework, planning and facilitating leadership conferences for their peers, and demonstrating superior professionalism with industry partners and members of Congress, the SkillsUSA RI State Officer Team represents everything SkillsUSA RI can do for America’s future workforce.
State Officer Team partners help provide students with scholarships to attend leadership conferences and/or further their education upon graduating high school.
Jump into STEM!
Jump into STEM! Is a free career exploration conference open to middle school students during out State Championship season. SkillsUSA RI aims to expose middle school students to the wide range of opportunities Career and Technical Education has to offer. Throughout the conference, students circulate through a various STEM related workshops. Each workshop highlights a Career and Technical Education program and how it relates to STEM through a fun, hands-on workshops. Workshop facilitators are dedicated Career and Technical Education students and active SkillsUSA RI members. Jump into STEM! participants walk away from the conference excited about STEM careers and Career and Technical Education!
Jump into STEM! partners help support workshop materials, facilitator trainings, and transportation scholarships for participating schools.