The Slinger SkillsUSA Chapter prides itself on promoting technical skills, leadership, and citizenship. We accomplish that by competing against other high schools in a variety of technical fields and leadership contests (see list below), and through promoting good citizenship by performing community service projects.
Students must be enrolled in a "Tech Ed" course in order to participate. Meetings are held approximately once a month, or more as needed, in order to prepare for competitions. Dues are collected in the fall and students are expected to participate in our group fundraisers to help cover our travel and registration expenses.
Competitions consists of a "District" contest held at a high school in our region in the fall semester. Regionals are at either UW-Stout or at a technical college, typically in February. The State contest is in April, in Wisconsin Dells. Students finishing first at State can compete at Nationals in June, in Kansas City, MO.
SkillsUSA is a great way for students to improve their skill level, build confidence, and achieve a high level of self-satisfaction by participating in community service projects.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).