Middle School Advisors
SkillsUSA Georgia is excited to now offer membership to an ever-growing population of middle school chapters! We suggest that all new and returning middle school advisors and students use this page as the main resource for all information related to the SkillsUSA middle school experience!
SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high-performance workers in public career and technical programs. We provide quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. We build and reinforce self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills.
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
The SkillsUSA Framework: In Practice
Forming a New Middle School Chapter
Gather Support from your school administration
Contact the SkillsUSA Georgia State Office to begin the process of establishing an official charter for your chapter. At this point you will receive detailed information on how to complete the charter application process.
Gather support from your students, we reccomend using the information under the "About" tab of this website. Another great resource for "selling" SkillsUSA to your students is the National SkillsUSA website
Elect Chapter Officers and assign leadership duties, continue to recruit student members.
Attend a conference! Champions Rally or our Fall Leadership Conference are a great chance to get your new student members engaged with SkillsUSA and other members from all across the state of Georgia.
Take a look at the Competitive Events Offered to Middle School Students
Middle School Competitive Events
Georgia Only or National?
Middle School Advisor's FAQ's
What are the Steps to Starting a New Chapter?
What is the "go to" document for learning about starting a chapter?
The best resource we can recommend is the "Middle School Membership Guide." It contains all of the basic information on SkillsUSA, our mission, and our program of work.
What is the deadline for membership?
The membership deadline is March 1. All members must be registered via the official SkillsUSA registration site.
Where can I see the competitive events that are open to middle school students?
Please see the chart above. The chart is also available as a downloadable .PDF (click the download button). This chart is the comprehensive guide to all middle school competitive events and their various tracks (competing at region, state, nationals, etc...)
Do middle school students have to qualify at region to be eligible to compete at the State Leadership & Skills Conference?
Middle School students are not required to attend Regional competitions. They are welcome to attend as observers.
What is the difference between Job Skill Demonstration A and Job Skill Demonstration Open?
Where can I find and purchase official contest clothing?
Official Contest Clothing can be purchased via the SkillsUSA Store (www.skillsusastore.org)