Keith McDannold » SkillsUSA


SkillsUSA serves more than 372,655 students and instructors annually. This includes 20,598 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 434,000. SkillsUSA has served 13.6 million annual members cumulatively since 1965 and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven workforce development. In the state of Missouri we have 85 chapters in which one is at Gibson Technical Center.

 SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics

The SkillsUSA mission is built upon and its success depends on the commitment of our members and partners to the following values:

  •     Integrity.
  •     Respect.
  •     Responsibility.
  •     Citizenship.
  •     Service.

The objective in our chapter is getting the students to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves while giving back by getting involved in the community through volunteer activities.