SkillsUSA at CNM

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Donna Trujillo
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SkillsUSA at CNM

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical, and professional skills training.

SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA. Learn more about SkillsUSA.


Students who participate are tested on the history and branding of SkillsUSA. Read more information about:


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Learn more about Alyssa Copeland, one of CNM's eleven Gold Award winners for SkillsUSA 2022. 

Each year, CNM hosts in-house competitions during the fall and state-level competitions in April. At the SkillsUSA competition, students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting, and culinary arts. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations, and labor organizations, and test competencies are set by the industry. SkillsUSA competitions are designed and judged by industry professionals and offer students valuable work experience as well as important networking opportunities.

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