Skills USA is a national youth organization for Career Technology Students. Skills USA is the only organization operating through public schools to build status for industrial and technical occupations. Skills USA offers prestige and recognition through awards and contests. Included in the organization are co-curricular activities that provide activities which make education and training more meaningful. The local and state clubs meet periodically to provide opportunities for the members to participate in educational, social, recreational, and vocational activities. Participating members develop leadership abilities, self-confidence, and poise. These activities also aid in stimulating positive attitudes, building character, and developing citizenship based on service to school, home, and community.