SkillsUSA is a national society that encourages excellence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Students participating in SkillsUSA test themselves by competing with other students from around the state and nation. The competitions are top flight and CCHEC students have compared favorably with some of the best CTE students in the nation. The organization is structured to teach business etiquette, teamwork, community service, and technical excellence in a field of study. As students are honing their craft, they are learning how to present themselves to future employers or investors and to use their skills to solve real life problems. 

SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. To learn more, visit their website here.


The local chapter of SkillsUSA is completing a year of reorganization and will come roaring back in 2020-2021 with students ready to compete in all of our CTE programs.


CCHEC SkillsUSA Meeting Dates – TBA


2018-2019 CCHEC SkillsUSA members.

CCHEC SkillsUSA National Award Recipients and National Qualifiers

CCHEC National Award Recipients

  • Cody Whitson – 3rd Place, Mobile Robotics, 2012
  • Ben Skelley – 3rd Place, Mobile Robotics, 2012

CCHEC National Qualifiers

  • Austin Smith – Mobile Robotics 2014
  • Justis Reynolds – Mobile Robotics 2014
  • Ben Battson – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2014
  • Alex Arment – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2014
  • Justin Banta – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2014
  • Riley Otto – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2014
  • Nicolette Castilleja – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2014
  • Ivey Barnes – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2014
  • Spencer Somervold – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2014
  • Laurie DeMillard – Prepared Speech 2014
  • Brandy Bannon – Customer Service 2013
  • Angel McFerrin – Job Skill Demonstration 2013
  • Gage Clawson – Mobile Robotics 2013
  • Zach Sherman – Mobile Robotics 2013
  • Jacob Ostertag – Mobile Robotics 2013
  • Phillip Asbury – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2013
  • Brighton Graham – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2013
  • Paige Hart – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2013
  • Shannon Laird – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2013
  • Ivey Barnes – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2013
  • Laurie DeMillard – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2013
  • Spencer Somervold – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2013
  • Noah Daniel – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2012
  • Philip Asbury – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2012
  • Paige Hart – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2012
  • Brighton Graham – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2012
  • Laurie DeMillard – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2012
  • Angel McFerrin – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2012
  • Spencer Somervold – Opening/Closing Ceremonies 2012
  • Gavin Thornton – Firefighting 2012
  • Giovanni Capozzoli – Job Skill Demonstration 2012
  • Noah Daniel – Technical Computer Applications 2011
  • Alex Dahl – Computer Maintenance Technology 2009
  • Adam Penland – Job Skill Demonstration 2009
  • Matt Hettchen – Mechatronics 2008
  • Alex Dahl – Mechatronics 2008