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Serve the Next Generation of Leaders through the SkillsUSA Council

The SkillsUSA Council has been serving the Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, and Upper Bucks Counties for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1985, its mission is to create a world-class workforce by developing partnerships among the business community and our schools.  The SkillsUSA Council was the first and only partnership of its kind in the nation to serve career and technical education at a regional level. More than 400 volunteers from area companies donate their time to counsel students in skill and leadership opportunities, giving these students opportunities they could not find anywhere else.

Participating Schools:

Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School
(610) 866-8013

Career Institute of Technology
(610) 258-2857

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
(610) 799-2300

Monroe Career and Technical Institute
(570) 629-2001

Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical School
(215) 795-0530

Core Elements:

The SkillsUSA Council provides cutting-edge training to career and technical students that prepares them for the rapidly changing skills demanded throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley.  The Council develops citizenship, leadership, and employability and occupational skills through career-focused education and industry partnerships.

Key Programs:

  • Ambassador Training
  • Legislative Training
  • Professional Development Conference
  • SkillsUSA Championships

Student Members:

  • 250,000 nationally
  • 6,500 regionally

Financial Support:

  • Corporate Contributions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Foundations/Grants
  • Special Events

Council Membership

The five career and technical schools and 120 local companies, trade associations and labor unions contribute financial and human resources to provide operational support to the programs and activities of the Council.

Corporations benefit from SkillsUSA Council members by:

  • accessing a cost-effective recruitment tool.
  • enjoying exposure to future customers.
  • promoting a positive image for their industry.
  • increasing awareness of the need for and value of career and technical education in order to build a stronger base of qualified employees.

New Council members are always welcome! Contact the SkillsUSA Council office today.