SkillsUSA Pennsylvania


       SkillsUSA is a national student organization that develops employability, participatory and leadership skills to complement the occupational skills developed by students in

       technical education classrooms or work-based learning sites.  SkillsUSA is an integral part of approved technical education occupation programs.


   SkillsUSA Purpose...

  • To unite in a common bond all students enrolled in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education

  • To develop leadership abilities through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational and social activities

  • To foster a deep respect for the dignity of work

  • To assist students in establishing realistic vocational goals

  • To help students attain a purposeful life

  • To create enthusiasm for learning

  • To promote high standards in trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety

  • To develop the ability of students to plan together, organize and carry out worthy activities and projects through the use of the democratic process

  • To foster a wholesome understanding of the functions of labor and management organizations and a recognition of their mutual interdependence

  • To create among students, faculty members, patrons of the school and persons in business and labor a sincere interest in the esteem for trade, industrial, technical and health occupations

  • To develop patriotism through knowledge of our nation’s heritage and the practice of democracy

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Jeri Widdowson
Executive Director

SkillsUSA Pennsylvania

3141 Sellers Bend

State College, PA 16801

 Phone: 814-238-0380


Jerry Longwell
House of Delegates

SkillsUSA Pennsylvania

11697 State Route 85

Kittanning, PA   16201



Edie Johnson
Assistant to the Director

SkillsUSA Pennsylvania

3141 Sellers Bend

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-238-0380


Shannon Seratch
State Officer Advisor

SkillsUSA Pennsylvania

Bucks County Technical High School

610 Wistar Road

Fairless Hills, PA 19030