SkillsUSA is a professional organization that is designed to be run by students, for their own growth and benefit. SkillsUSA members develop into well-rounded people with technical, academic and employability skills that will help them get a job and have a successful career. Through chapter meetings, contests, leadership conferences and activities, students will be building these skills. Each chapter chooses, plans and conducts its own activities.

Participating SkillsUSA students have the opportunity to compete and exhibit acquired skills in their area of career education with students from other technical schools in Illinois at the annual leadership conference in Springfield. Students also develop leadership skills while participating in club events and activities. SkillsUSA students also receive great exposure to possible future employers.