SkillsUSA at CNM

Learn more about SkillsUSA, a partnership that ensures America has a skilled workforce.

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Donna Trujillo
(505) 224-4000 ext. 51529

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to improve 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.

SkillsUSA Competitions

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.

Diesel Equipment Technology gold medal winner Zack Green.

2023 Diesel Equipment Technology gold medalist Zack Green.

Welding Sculpture gold medalist Scott Schneider.

2023 Welding Sculpture gold medalist Scott Schneider.

Cabinetmaking gold medalist Jose Ayala.

2023 Cabinetmaking gold medalist Raul Ayala.