“America is lending money it doesn’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist. That’s nuts.”

Mike Rowe




Trade jobs require local, skilled, hands-on
workers. So no jobs can be outsourced overseas.


30M trade jobs—
pay $55K+ per year


2M vacant skilled trade jobs in
manufacturing will remain unfilled by 2025



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See Why Others Do It.

The classroom is helpful but doesn’t emulate perfectly what you experience in the field. It allows you to learn and be prepared, but the apprenticeship is eye-opening where you learn on the fly and earn while doing it.

Tom Pearson Skills USA, Instructor

See Why Others Do It.

I wanted a challenging career that made me think. I enjoy problem solving and to be literally one of the few people to know the solution is rewarding.

Adam Walker Skills USA, Student

See Why Others Do It.

It’s very easy to advance in the trades. Once you’ve been in your trade for 5 years, you can own your own business fairly easily. 95% of all companies in this area are owned and operated by former Skills USA students.

David Mabry Skills USA, Instructor

See Why Others Do It.

Everyone loves the person who can fix your problem. If someone’s AC breaks in the middle of summer, and I get to fix it quickly and help people—that’s something I can be proud of.

Cade Jones Skills USA, Student